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Kielitaito ja psykolingvistiset taidot suomi toisena kielenä -lukemisen ja -kirjoittamisen selittäjinä (2022)
Language proficiency and psycholinguistic skills as predictors of reading and writing in Finnish as a second language


Huhta, A. (2022). Kielitaito ja psykolingvistiset taidot suomi toisena kielenä -lukemisen ja -kirjoittamisen selittäjinä. In L. Aarikka, K. Priiki, & I. Ivaska (Eds.), Soveltavan kielitieteilijän sormenjälkiä etsimässä : kielen rakenteet ja niiden käyttäjät Kirsti Siitosen tutkimuksellisina kiintopisteinä (pp. 62-79). Suomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys AFinLA. AFinLA-teema, 14. https://doi.org/10.30660/afinla.111273


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Huhta, Ari

Parent publication: Soveltavan kielitieteilijän sormenjälkiä etsimässä : kielen rakenteet ja niiden käyttäjät Kirsti Siitosen tutkimuksellisina kiintopisteinä

Parent publication editors: Aarikka, Lotta; Priiki, Katri; Ivaska, Ilmari

eISBN: 978-951-9388-73-1

Journal or series: AFinLA-teema

eISSN: 2814-6298

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 16/06/2022

Number in series: 14

Pages range: 62-79

Number of pages in the book: 287

Publisher: Suomen soveltavan kielitieteen yhdistys AFinLA

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30660/afinla.111273

Persistent website address: https://journal.fi/afinla/article/view/111273

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82243

Additional information: Artikkelit


Abstract

The study investigated young learners of Finnish as L2 from Russian-speaking families mostly in grades 3–6 in Finnish-medium schools. 169 pupils completed language tests in Finnish and Russian, and psycholinguistic measures of basic linguistic processes related to phonological awareness, retrieval of words from memory, and working memory. The study examined to what extent linguistic and psycholinguistic skills predict learners’ Finnish L2 reading and writing. Regression analyses indicated that psycholinguistic factors (particularly processing Finnish phonemes) accounted for about 34% of variance in L2 reading and 38% in writing, whereas measures of language skills, mostly L2 skills (e.g., dictation, vocabulary) explained 45% of the variance in L2 reading and 51% in writing. Even when both types of measures were combined in the analyses, psycholinguistic factors explained a proportion of variance in L2 reading and writing. The study contributes to developing research-based diagnostic measures for Finnish L2 reading and writing.


Keywords: language learning; Finnish language; Finnish as a second language; language skills; reading; writing; psycholinguistics; phonological awareness; working memory


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1


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