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Deanna Friesen

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I am a Masters student at the University of Western Ontario in Educational Psychology. I am interested in the way in which bilinguals transfer first language knowledge to their second language during reading. Specifically, I am interested in the role of cognates in facilitating second language acquisition and comprehension.

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The language and culture of my heritage is passed on to me orally. it's a different way off learning than how I am taught at school. How do I keep my traditional culture alive while learning to read and being immersed in the majority culture?

Reading is the core of learning and staying in school . improving reading skills with young Aboriginal children can open up the doors to future prospects.

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