A System Review on the Influence of Children’s Second Language Skills on Their First Language Reading Level
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- Second language skills; First language reading level; Bilingual processing; Children
In the context of globalization, research on the effects of bilingualism on cognitive functioning is one of the hot topics in psychology and linguistics. Previous studies on bilingual processing have shown that native language skills can influence second language acquisition, but studies on the effects of the second language on the native language have been relatively few and scattered. The purpose of this study was to examine whether bilingual children’s second language skills can transfer to first language skills and thus impact children’s native language reading level. Previous literature has indicated that bilingual children’s reading levels in either language are related to the children’s own literacy and reading skills. Therefore, this paper searches the literature related to the study of bilingual children’s reading levels from 1990 to the present through the keywords “bilingual, cross-linguistic transfer, reading strategies, and acquisition of literacy”. This paper integrates the methodological approaches of this literature, examines their results, and explores whether children’s second language skills affect first language reading levels and whether these effects are positive or inhibitory.
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TY - CONF AU - Jiani Xu PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - A System Review on the Influence of Children’s Second Language Skills on Their First Language Reading Level BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 526 EP - 529 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.095 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.095 ID - Xu2022 ER -