Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal 17: 1–6, 2004. © 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. Introduction 1 2 JYOTSNA VAID and PRAKASH PADAKANNAYA 1 2 Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA; University of Mysore, Mysore, India Empirical research and theoretical models of the reading process have developed largely from studies of readers of alphabetic scripts, most notably English, it being assumed that the ﬁndings would generalize to readers of other languages. Over the past two decades, this assumption has been directly put to the test in cross-linguistic comparisons of reading and writing in native and non-native reading contexts. As a result of these new investigations, it has become possible to examine under what circumstances structural aspects of a language or of language experience differentially affect reading processes. By now a considerable body of cross-linguistic research has accumulated. Anthologies of this work have also appeared (e.g., Leong & Tamaoka, 1998). There are several comparative studies of English with readers of more regular alphabetic scripts such as Spanish, German, Italian, and Portuguese. Studies of non-Roman alphabetic scripts, most notably Serbo-Croatian and Hebrew, are also numerous. Studies of non-alphabetic scripts have also appeared in great numbers, speciﬁcally, studies
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Published: Oct 18, 2004
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