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Title:Towards a methodology of transfer reading from the language of wider communication to the first language
Abstract:This thesis seeks to understand why transfer reading from the language of wider communication to the first language of a person causes problems in certain linguistic and socio-cultural environments. It particularly focuses on the linguistic and socio-cultural environment of the Sabaot people in Western Kenya. The research used a qualitative mode of inquiry to explore what could be factors that contribute to transfer reading from the language of wider communication to the first language. Factors that influence transfer reading are context related, such as the linguistic context, physical context, socio-cultural context, and the economic context. At the same time the different aspects of reading and learning influence transfer reading, such as: transfer reading skills and strategies, orthographic items, reading fluency, and a theory of learning. Within these factors different aspects play a role in transfer reading. It seems to depend on the context which aspects play a more prominent role and have to be given a more attention in the development of a transfer reading methodology. This thesis shows how studying the linguistic context, the literacy context, the socio-linguistic context, and the physical and economical context led to a set of principles that guided the development of the transfer reading methodology suitable for the Sabaot people. At the same time it proposes a contextual framework for developing guidelines for a transfer reading methodology for other, each unique reading transfer context. This study shows that language of wider communication to first language transfer reading is different to first language to second language transfer reading. It shows that this is an area that needs its own attention, and cannot just be assumed.
Contributor (author):Ginkel, Agatha Jantine van
Date (W3CDTF):2008
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/42194
Extent:262 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/42194
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):KE
Subject:English language
Sabaot language
transfer reading; multilingualism; African language
Subject (ISO639):eng
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Ginkel, Agatha Jantine van. 2008. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
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