A laboratory study of the reading habits of Spanish-speaking children




Knight, James, 1895-1965

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The eye-movement technique has been used in several studies of the reading of foreign languages. The present research, however, is believed to be the first application of the technique to a study of the reading habits of children who learn to speak one language and have their first, and in many cases all of their subsequent reading instruction in another language. Spanish-speaking children were chosen as subjects for the research for two reasons: first, because children of this language group who fulfill the conditions of the study are found in large numbers in the city of Austin; and second, the choice of these children is in line with other researches dealing with the education of Spanish-speaking children which are now being carried on in the University of Texas