The Foundation of Literacy

The Foundation of Literacy : The Child's Acquisition of the Alphabetic Principle

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This monograph brings together important research that the author and his colleagues at the University of New England have been conducting into the early stages of reading development, and makes a valuable contribution to the debate about literacy education. It should appeal to a broad audience since it is written in an entertaining and accessible style, with chapter summaries, and where appropriate short tutorials in relevant topics, in particular Learnability Theory (Chapter 1), levels of language structure (Chapter 2) and writing systems (Chapter 2). It will be of interest to experimental psychologists concerned with the reading process, developmental psychologists interested in cognitive growth, educational psychologists interested in the application of experimental methods in the classroom situation, and teachers and teacher more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • 156 x 234mm | 249g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138877298
  • 9781138877290
  • 2,211,154

Table of contents

Definitions, Phenomena, Questions and Frameworks. Children's Initial Hypotheses about Alphabetic Script. Induction of the Alphabetic Principle? Instruction in the Alphabetic Principle. Individual Differences. Conclusion and more