LINGUIST List 32.1433

Fri Apr 23 2021

Qs: Literacy Precursors (Unpublished) Research: Callout

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 21-Apr-2021
From: Insiya Bhalloo <>
Subject: Literacy Precursors (Unpublished) Research: Callout
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We are conducting a meta-analysis on literacy precursors in simultaneous bilingual children (aged ≤ 12 years of age), and are looking to include any unpublished research on the following:

1. Studies on simultaneous bilingual children (i.e., who acquired both bilingual languages at, or prior to the age of 3) investigating literacy precursors (across any language of assessment) in relation to a reading-based literacy outcome measure (such as word or non-word reading, text reading and/or text reading comprehension).

2. Specifically, we are also looking for research on the following literacy precursor skills in simultaneous bilingual children:

Phonological awareness
Letter knowledge
Serial recall/rapid naming
Oral language/listening comprehension
Receptive/expressive vocabulary
Syntactic awareness
Morphological awareness
Working memory
Verbal short-term memory
Non-verbal intelligence
Word decoding
Semantic awareness
Visual Attention (VA) span
Orthographic processing
Environmental print awareness
Speech perception
Sentence priming

Please email Insiya Bhalloo ( by Friday, April 30, 2021. Please share within your networks; thanks!

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Language Acquisition

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