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Journal Title: Reading and Writing
Volume/Issue:   25/8
Issue Title: Understanding Literacy Dev. of Lang. Minority Students - includes Open Access article
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Special Issue: Special Issue on Understanding Literacy Development of Language Minority Students: An Integrative Approach
Guest Editors: XI Chen, Mila Schwartz and Esther Geva

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9400-9
Title: Understanding literacy development of language minority students: an integrative approach
Author(s): Xi Chen, Esther Geva and Mila Schwartz
Pages: 1797-1804

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-011-9346-3Open Access
Title: The simple view of second language reading throughout the primary grades
Author(s): Ludo Verhoeven and Jan van Leeuwe
Pages: 1805-1818

Title: Developmental changes in the nature of language proficiency and reading fluency paint a more complex view of reading comprehension in ELL and EL1
Author(s): Esther Geva and Fataneh Farnia

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-011-9329-4
Title: The role of morphological awareness in reading achievement among young Chinese-speaking English language learners: a longitudinal study
Author(s): Katie Lam, Xi Chen, Esther Geva, Yang C. Luo and Hong Li
Pages: 1847-1872

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-011-9309-8
Title: The development of reading comprehension skills in children learning English as a second language
Author(s): Orly Lipka and Linda S. Siegel
Pages: 1873-1898

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9370-y
Title: Measures of reading comprehension: do they measure different skills for children learning English as a second language?
Author(s): Amy Grant, Alexandra Gottardo and Esther Geva
Pages: 1899-1928

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-011-9307-x
Title: Reading comprehension of immigrant students in Germany: research evidence on determinants and target points for intervention
Author(s): Alexandra E. Marx and Petra Stanat
Pages: 1929-1945

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-011-9308-9
Title: Depth of lexical knowledge among bilingual children: the impact of schooling
Author(s): Mila Schwartz and Tami Katzir
Pages: 1947-1971

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-010-9290-7
Title: The intersection of cognitive and sociocultural factors in the development of reading comprehension among immigrant students
Author(s): Jim Cummins
Pages: 1973-1990

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-011-9318-7
Title: Comparing vocabulary development in Spanish- and Chinese-speaking ELLs: the effects of metalinguistic and sociocultural factors
Author(s): Xi Chen, Gloria Ramirez, Yang C. Luo, Esther Geva and Yu-Min Ku
Pages: 1991-2020

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-011-9343-6
Title: The influence of phonological mechanisms in written spelling of profoundly deaf children
Author(s): Lucia Colombo, Barbara Arfé and Tiziana Bronte
Pages: 2021-2038

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-011-9344-5
Title: Parent–child conversations about letters and pictures
Author(s): Sarah Robins, Rebecca Treiman, Nicole Rosales and Shoko Otake
Pages: 2039-2059
Publisher: Springer
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Dutch
English
German
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish
Chinese, Yue
 
LL Issue: 23.3691