Second Language Writing Systems

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Vivian Cook, Benedetta Bassetti
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 448 pages
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Second Language Writing Systems looks at how people learn and use a second language writing system, arguing that they are affected by characteristics of the first and second writing systems, to a certain extent independently of the languages involved. This book for the first time presents the effects of writing systems on second language reading and writing and on second language awareness, and provides a new platform for discussing bilingualism, biliteracy and writing systems.
 

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Very helpful for those who are analyzing reading and writing processes of non-native speakers of English. It gives an overview to justify the difficulties ESL learners have by comparing the language families/origins between English and those of the ESL learners. Part 3 lays out some justification and implication for remedial classes and intervention especially in the phonological processes. 

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This is the first book to treat the acquisition and use of a second language writing system. Drawing from a variety of disciplines and writing systems, it investigates how people read, write and analyse a writing system that represents a second language.

Contents

An Introduction to Researching Second Language Writing Systems
1
Writing a Second Language Writing System
69
L2 Japanese Kanji Memory and Retrieval An Experiment on the Tipofthepen TOP Phenomenon
71
The Role of the Phonological Strategy in Learning to Spell in English as a Second Language
97
Orthographic Knowledge and First Language Reading Evidence from Single Word Dictation from Chinese and Malaysian Users of English as a Forei...
122
Learner Corpora and Handwriting
147
A Corpusbased Study of Spelling Errors of Japanese EFL Writers with Reference to Errors Occurring in Wordinitial and Wordfinal Positions
164
Spelling and Pronunciation in Migrant Children The Case of ItalianSwiss German Bilinguals
184
The Effect of L1 Reading Processes on L2 A Crosslinguistic Comparison of Italian and Japanese Users of English
289
Awareness of Language and Second Language Writing Systems
309
Learning to Read Across Writing Systems Transfer Metalinguistic Awareness and Secondlanguage Reading Development
311
Effects of Writing Systems on Second Language Awareness Word Awareness in English Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language
335
Phonological Awareness and Spelling Skill Development in Bilingual Biscriptal Children
357
Teaching a Second Language Writing System
373
Different and Differing Views on Conceptualising Writing System Research and Education
375
Second Language Writing Systems Minority Languages and Reluctant Readers
398

Reading a Second Language Writing System
213
Are the L1 and 12 Word Reading Processes Affected More by Writing System or Instruction?
215
Effects of Second Language Reading Proficiency and First Language Orthography on Second Language Word Recognition
238
Bilingual Interactive Activation Models of Word Recognition in a Second Language
260
Written Language and Foreign Language Teaching
424
Index
443
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