chapter  3
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Literacy Acquisition in Danish: A Deep Orthography in Cross-Linguistic Light

ByCarsten Elbro

Reading acquisition has been studied far more extensively in English than in any other language. This means that the standard models of reading acquisition have been developed and validated in terms of English. Little is known about how these models generalize to other alphabetic orthographies-not to mention syllabic and morphemic orthographies. Some comparisons have been made, though, between English and other, more regular, orthographies.