4. Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

  1. Melissa Lee Farrall

Published Online: 27 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118092668.ch4

Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition

Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition

How to Cite

Farrall, M. L. (2012) Linguistic and Cultural Diversity, in Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118092668.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470873939

Online ISBN: 9781118092668

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Keywords:

  • Hart and Risley study;
  • poverty;
  • dialect;
  • accent;
  • standard language;
  • nonstandard language;
  • bilingualism;
  • English language learners;
  • second language acquisition;
  • L1 and L2;
  • interpreters

Summary

The unprecedented demands placed on educational professionals as they work to teach an increasingly diverse population to read are discussed. The Hart and Risley study is reviewed, together with a discussion of nonstandard language, dialects and accents, and the differences between language differences and language disorders. The needs of bilingual students and second language learners are addressed with a particular focus on IDEA 2004, as well as the assessment of phonemic awareness and other skills related to the acquisition of reading. The chapter concludes with a discussion of working with interpreters, as well as recommendations for instruction based on findings.