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Publication Type : Conference Paper
Thematic Areas : Technologies & Education (AmritaCREATE)
Publisher : Fourth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, Springer Singapore.
Source : Fourth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, Springer Singapore, Singapore (2020)
ISBN : 9789813293434
Campus : Amritapuri
School : Centre for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering
Center : Technologies & Education (AmritaCREATE), Amrita Center For Research in Analytics
Department : Wireless Networks and Applications (AWNA), Computer Science
Year : 2020
Abstract : Despite the high prevalence of reading disabilities among Indian children, many school teachers are not adept at identifying and assessing these difficulties. Screening tools for reading disabilities are available in English but are unavailable in many Indian languages. Reading disabilities manifest differently depending on the characteristics of the language being studied. This paper compares reading difficulties that arise when studying English and Malayalam. In a previous study, we designed a bilingual screening test in English and Malayalam and tested it with 135 school children in Kerala. In the current study, the screening test was modified in light of the findings from our previous study. We administered our updated bilingual screening test to 25 second grade children, ages 7–8, who were studying at two other schools in Kerala. Student errors were classified into multiple categories. Similarities and differences between errors in English and Malayalam were identified, and the errors that were specific to Malayalam were analyzed in further detail.
Cite this Research Publication : M. Haridas, Dr. Nirmala Vasudevan, Gutjahr, G., Raghu Raman, and Prof. Prema Nedungadi, “Comparing English and Malayalam Spelling Errors of Children using a Bilingual Screening Tool”, in Fourth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, Singapore, 2020.