Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Norbert Francis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016391

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016391.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use (for details see http://www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 December 2017

Metalinguistic Awareness, Bilingualism, and Reading

Metalinguistic Awareness, Bilingualism, and Reading

Chapter:
(p.230) (p.231) 9 Metalinguistic Awareness, Bilingualism, and Reading
Source:
Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development
Author(s):

Norbert Francis

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016391.003.0009

This chapter examines how the self-monitoring of text processing may be related to literacy and metalinguistic awareness. In particular, it considers reading comprehension and what kinds of strategy children employ when they commit a reading error or “miscue” and, after noticing the error, self-correct. It makes an important distinction between two types of self-correction: one for which context before the error provides a prompt to self-correct, and one with no prior context. After providing an overview of the use of modularity in the study of reading, the chapter turns to the effectiveness of focus on form in language instruction and how metalinguistic awareness and bilingualism may be related. It also discusses children’s development of a reflective posture toward reading comprehension and how children learn to use context strategically.

Keywords:   literacy, metalinguistic awareness, reading comprehension, children, self-correction, modularity, language instruction, bilingualism, context, self-monitoring

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.