Idiom Comprehension in Bilingual and Monolingual Adolescents

Idiom Comprehension in Bilingual and Monolingual Adolescents

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A majority of Latino adolescents are reading below a proficient level, according to federal data, and there is a significant gap between overall reading proficiency of Latino and non-Latino, Caucasian adolescents. The purpose of this study was to investigate the linguistic underpinnings of Latino students' text comprehension. A positive relationship appears to exist between idiom comprehension and academic achievement, as well as idiom comprehension and reading comprehension, in typically developing, monolingual adolescents. Since reading comprehension and idiom comprehension share many of the same linguistic processes, idiom comprehension may provide a unique perspective for investigating Latino adolescents' reading comprehension.To remain in the study, all participants obtained a grade equivalent score of at least grade 9, which meant that they all scored more than 27 points. ... Some phrases will be in a short story, and some will be alone. ... If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. ... completed Form B. Lastly, the presentation of Form A and Form B were counterbalanced so that the first bilingual participant received Form A, anbsp;...

Title:Idiom Comprehension in Bilingual and Monolingual Adolescents
Author:Belinda Fuste-Herrmann
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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