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Reading and culture: the experience of some of our bilingual pupils

Rosowsky, A. (2000) Reading and culture: the experience of some of our bilingual pupils. English in Education, 34 (2). pp. 45-53. ISSN 0425-0494


This article explores the nature of reading for meaning as it affects the reading abilities of secondary-age bilingual pupils. It briefly discusses cultural schemata theories which seek to account for the influence of culture on the reading process, and links these to a school-based study. This illustrates the importance of cultural determinants on the understanding of text and suggests possible strategies for overcoming potential textual difficulties.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Reading comprehension, bilingualEnglish as an additional language (Em), cultural schemata, reading tests
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 10:12
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 04:03
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-8845.2000.tb00577...
Status: Published
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1754-8845.2000.tb00577.x
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/42618

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