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Decoding as a cultural practice and its effects on the reading process of bilingual pupils

Rosowsky, A. (2001) Decoding as a cultural practice and its effects on the reading process of bilingual pupils. Language and Education, 15 (1). pp. 56-70. ISSN 0950-0782

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Abstract

This paper explores the nature of reading for meaning as if affects the reading abilities of secondary-age pupils who are bilingual and Muslim. It discusses the competing theorieswhich seek to account for the reading process, and links these to a study which examines the reading strategies employed by bilingual pupils who have experienced intensive Qur’anic literacy, and seeks to account for the pre-eminence of decoding in their reading behaviour. This leads to a discussion regarding the nature of reading itself,and, by including reference to the varied social and cultural practices of reading, proposes a broadening of the definition of meaning in the reading act.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > School of Education (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Mr A Rosowsky
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2010 10:29
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:29
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500780108666799
Status: Published
Publisher: Multilingual Matters & Channel View Publications
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1080/09500780108666799
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/42616

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