A Multilingual Perspective on Reading—Investigating Strategies of Irish Students Learning French

dc.contributor.author Markey, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-19T00:27:46Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-19T00:27:46Z
dc.date.issued 2022-04-15
dc.description.abstract Our aim here is to investigate reading in a foreign language from a multilingual perspective. Much research has focused on first- and second-language reading, especially the important role played by strategy deployment in helping readers to make meaning from texts in different languages. Less emphasis has been placed, however, on how bilinguals approach reading in a new language and how they harness their bilingual experience when reading in this new language. We thus investigate strategy deployment by pupils from English- and Irish-medium schools in Ireland who learn French. We compare patterns of strategy deployment in reading in Irish and French and put forward examples where experience with reading in Irish potentially benefits foreign language reading. Findings point towards the need to foster use of previous language experience through strategy instruction as part of a move towards greater recognition of the role of multilingual language experience at different levels of education.
dc.identifier.citation Markey, M. (2022). Towards a multilingual perspective on reading – Investigating strategy usage of Irish bilingual students learning French. Reading in a Foreign Language, 34(1), 62-90. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/67413
dc.identifier.issn 1539-0578
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/67413
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.subject multilingualism
dc.subject second language reading
dc.subject third language reading
dc.subject reading strategies
dc.subject Ireland
dc.subject Irish
dc.subject French
dc.title A Multilingual Perspective on Reading—Investigating Strategies of Irish Students Learning French
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
prism.endingpage 90
prism.number 1
prism.publicationname Reading in a Foreign Language
prism.startingpage 62
prism.volume 34
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