Reading in More Than One Language: Behavior and Brain Perspectives

  • Anat Prior
Part of the Literacy Studies book series (LITS, volume 6)


Learning to read in a second language is a widespread phenomenon that poses interesting questions at both the brain and the behavioral levels: to what degree are first and second language reading dependant on the same neural substrates? Can skills mastered in the context of first language literacy be transferred to second language literacy? Are the relations between first and second language literacy skills different for language pairs that do or do not share a script? The chapter discusses these issues, presents a summary of current behavioral and imaging (ERP and fMRI) research and outlines possible implications for informing instruction practices in second language learning


Reading Comprehension Phonological Awareness Word Reading Chinese Character Lexical Decision Task 
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  1. 1.Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities and Department of Learning DisabilitiesUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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