Language Minority Students’ Text Comprehension (completed)

This study focuses on language minority children, and the importance of their experiences with early oral discourse to later vocabulary development and text comprehension.

About the project

Children’s experiences with participation in early oral discourse may be of importance for their ability to comprehend texts when reading to learn becomes the issue. Discursive participation in preschool seems to be of importance for how children benefit from language exposure when starting school and these early school experiences seem influential for later text comprehension (Dickinson & Tabors, 2001). This study focuses on language minority children, and the importance of their experiences with early oral discourse to later vocabulary development and text comprehension. Especially, there are interests in language minority children’s participation in extended discourse involving multiple perspectives and explanations.

Research category

Basic research

Published Oct. 5, 2010 10:33 AM - Last modified Feb. 6, 2013 12:12 PM