The Role of Orthography in Alexia in a Biscriptal Chinese/English Reader The role of orthography in the reading process cannot be underestimated. Inherent in the act of reading is the reader's ability to map sounds to symbols in order to access meaning. Obvious differences in print from alphabetic scripts such as English to logographic scripts such as Chinese necessarily play ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2005
The Role of Orthography in Alexia in a Biscriptal Chinese/English Reader
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  • Nancy Eng
    St. John's University, Jamaica, NY
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Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Language Disorders / Aphasia / Reading & Writing Disorders / Articles
Article   |   March 01, 2005
The Role of Orthography in Alexia in a Biscriptal Chinese/English Reader
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, March 2005, Vol. 12, 7-12. doi:10.1044/cds12.1.7
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, March 2005, Vol. 12, 7-12. doi:10.1044/cds12.1.7
The role of orthography in the reading process cannot be underestimated. Inherent in the act of reading is the reader's ability to map sounds to symbols in order to access meaning. Obvious differences in print from alphabetic scripts such as English to logographic scripts such as Chinese necessarily play a role in what skills are involved in this mapping process. Knowledge about how different readers attend to different writing systems allows us to better understand human language processing.
As a language process, the goal of reading is to access meaning from print. Like other language processes, reading and reading abilities can also be subject to interruption following brain damage. Investigation of language breakdown provides us with additional information regarding normal language processes. More interestingly, investigation of language breakdown in bilingual subjects provides not only language-specific information but also information about bilingual language processes.
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