Encyclopedia of Language and Literacy Development
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Basal ganglia
A brain region located at the base or "basement" of the brain responsible for a variety of functions, including motor control and learning. The basal ganglia are abnormal in a number of important neurologic conditions (e.g., Parkinson disease).
Basal readers
Textbooks designed to teach reading to children. They use vocabularies that become increasingly complex and are often accompanied by workbooks or activities.
Bidialectical
Using two dialects of the same language.
Bilabial
Sounds produced using the two lips (e.g., /p/ and /b/).
Bilateral
Having or involving two sides.
Bilingual
A person who speaks two languages with high proficiency.
Bilingualism
The ability to speak or write with high proficiency in two languages.
Biliteracy
The ability to read or write with high proficiency in two languages.
Brain lesions
An area of the brain that has been damaged by injury or disease.