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Interesting. Phoneme vs. ideogram, perhaps?


That seems to be the reasoning.


As I understand it, a Chinese child would not be dyslexic if learning English, nor would an (e.g.) English child be dyslexic if learning Chinese as a first language. If this is hardwired in the brain, what about immigrants? Could an American-born child of Chinese parentage read English normally, and if he were genetically dyslexic in Chinese, be dyslexic learning Chinese as a second language? Clearly I am as confused as my statements and questions.


I'll be on the lookout for followup research. Those are great questions.

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