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Title: English L2 Reading
Subtitle: Getting to the Bottom
Written By: Barbara M. Birch
Series Title: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
Description:

"English L2 Reading: Getting to the Bottom, Second Edition" remains a
comprehensive, myth-debunking examination of how L1 features (orthographic
system, phonology, morphology) can influence English L2 reading at the
“bottom” of the reading process. It provides a thorough but very accessible
linguistic/psycholinguistic examination of the lowest levels of the reading
process. It is both theoretical and practical. The goal is to balance or
supplement (not replace) top-down approaches and methodologies with
effective low-level options for teaching English reading. Core linguistic
and psycholinguistic concepts are presented within the context of their
application to teaching.

Many ESL/EFL teachers are interested in supplementing their successful
whole-language methods with bottom-up reading strategies, but aren’t sure
how to do it. This book fills that gap. Intended for ESL/EFL reading
researchers, teacher trainers and teachers, and as a text for MATESOL
students, most chapters contain practical suggestions that teachers can
incorporate into whole language methods to teach beginning or intermediate
ESL/EFL reading (letters, pronunciation, "smart" phonics, morphemes, and
vocabulary acquisition) in a more balanced way. Pre-reading discussion and
study questions are provided to stimulate interest and enhance
comprehension. End-of-chapter exercises help readers apply the concepts.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0805859292
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
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