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Do dialect speakers really have a harder time learning to read and write?

Mis à jour : 29 Déc 2017

This may depend at least to some extent on how well these children know the standard language and how well they are able to cope with tricky aspects of letter-to-sound matching

Source: Bold, Blog on learning and development, by Jessica Carolyn Bühler, January 4, 2017

Over 7,000 dialects are spoken worldwide, but little has been written in the literature about how growing up speaking a dialect affects the way children learn to read and write. My research looks at whether children who grow up speaking a German dialect have difficulty with reading and spelling because their spoken language does not match the spelling of the written language. Read more...>>>