Comprehending Oral and Written Language

Comprehending Oral and Written Language

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Written by respected researchers in their field, this book is about the skills beyond basic word recognition that are necessary for the processing and comprehension of spoken and written language. The major topics presented are as follows: language and text analysis; cognitive processing and comprehension; development of literacy; literacy and schooling; and, factors influencing listening and reading.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 411 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 703.08g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 0123561108
  • 9780123561107

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"Too often these days collections of scholarly papers suffer from conceptual buck shot syndrome; they are not targeted toward any well defined problem or perspective. Comprehending Oral and Written Language, however, is an exception in that respect. The volume holds together as a well-focused exploration of the topic domain. Several of the chapters are well on their way to earning status as major contributions to the literature." --Donald Rubin, The University of Georgia
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Table of contents

R. Horowitz and S.J. Samuels, Comprehending Oral and Written Language: Critical Contrasts for Literacy and Schooling The Language of Spoken and Written Discourse. M.A.K. Halliday, Spoken and Written Modes of Meaning W. Chafe and J. Danielewicz, Properties of Spoken and Written Language Processing Strategies: Rhetorical, Social-Situational, and Contextual Constraints. R. Horowitz, Rhetorical Structure in Discourse Processing T.A. van Dijk, Episodic Models in Discourse Processing M. Nystrand, The Role of Context in Written Communication Processing Strategies: Perceptual and Cognitive Demands in Listening and Reading D.J. Townsend, C. Carrithers, and T.G. Bever, Listening and Reading Processes in College- and Middle-School*b1Age Readers P.A. Schreiber, Prosody and Structure in Children's Syntactic Processing J.H. Danks and L.J. End, Processing Strategies for Reading and Listening S.J. Samuels, Factors That Influence Listening and Reading Comprehension The Acquisition of Literacy and Schooling R.P.M. Watson and D.R. Olson, From Meaning to Definition: A Literate Bias on the Structure of Word Meaning C.A. Perfetti, Language, Speech, and Print: Some Asymmetries in the Acquisition of Literacy S. Stotsky, A Comparison of the Two Theories about Development in Written Language: Implications for Pedagogy and Research Each chapter includes references Index.
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