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Fred Genesee's primary research interests focus on bilingualism and bilingual first language acquisition in normal and impaired populations. He is interested in second language (oral and written) acquisition in school in populations at risk for specific language impairment and dyslexia. He is also interested in the early stages of the acquisition of two languages with the view to (a) better understanding this form of language acquisition and (b) ascertaining the neuro-cognitive limits of the child's innate ability to acquire language.

Selected References:

Genesee, F., Lindholm-Leary, K., Saunders, W. & Christian, D. (2006) Educating English language learners: A synthesis of research evidence. NY: Cambridge University Press

Genesee, F., Paradis, J., & Crago (Eds.) (2004). Dual Language Development and Disorders: A Handbook on Bilingualism and Second Language Learning. Baltimore, Maryland: Brookes Publishing.

Cenoz, J., & Genesee, F. (Eds.) (2001). Trends in Bilingual Acquisition. Amsterdam: John Benjamin.

Christian, D., & Genesee, F. (Eds.) (2001) Bilingual Education. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Cloud, N., Genesee, F., & Hamayan, E. (2000). Dual Language Instruction: A Handbook for Enriched Education. Portsmouth, NH: Heinle & Heinle.

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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