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Reading skills and FL acquisition in dyslexia: a case study


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Vidović, Tea. (2017). Reading skills and FL acquisition in dyslexia: a case study. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Grubišić, Marina and Zovko Dinković, Irena].

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This thesis examines how dyslexia affects foreign language acquisition and takes into account the effects of foreign language acquisition on the skills in the first language. The role of dyslexia and its influence on reading and writing skills is examined here through a series of premeditated tasks, aimed at proving that a child with dyslexia would rely more on their phonological memory due to their lack of phonological processing ability. The study also brings forth the relationship between the student and the teacher, and examines how this relationship and collaboration affect the teaching process. Furthermore, the thesis also offers a brief overview of the most important theories in first and second language acquisition and discusses orthographic differences in various languages and their influence on acquiring language in its written form.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: dyslexia, language acquisition, foreign language, phonological processing, phonological memory, orthographical awareness
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Grubišić, Marina and Zovko Dinković, Irena
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 13:08
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 13:08

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