Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy

Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy

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Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy is written for Australian and New Zealand students studying education, speech pathology and linguistics, fields with a strong focus on communication. This book provides readers with a theoretical understanding of speech, language and literacy acquisition, and the ability to apply this understanding to individuals of different ages and developmental stages, including those who are developing typically and those with speech, language and literacy difficulties (e.g. as a result of structural or functional impairments such as hearing loss, social-pragmatic difficulties such as autism, or acquired conditions such as aphasia after a stroke). Throughout, indigenous people and languages of Australia and New Zealand are included, as well as people from other cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy uses a lifespan approach to consider communication skills from childhood to adolescence and adulthood. Typical acquisition is described throughout the book and many chapters provide tables of typical milestones or developmental sequences. Readers are provided with descriptions of difficulties people may have acquiring speech, language and literacy skills, and strategies are provided for educators, speech pathologists and linguists to support speech, language and literacy.The broader audience for this book includes professionals in education, speech pathology and linguistics, as well as professionals and students in: child development, psychology, phonetics, English as a foreign language, early childhood, inclusive/special education, deaf or hard of hearing, audiology and learning disabilities.Key FeaturesInteractive ebook includes 10 video case studies - showing Australian children (aged 2, 4, 5 and 7), university students, and a retired teacher. Readers are encouraged to use the videos as real life examples of the content within the chapters. The look and learn video activities at the end of most chapters enables application and consolidation of knowledge.Case studies - the authors draw on their professional practice to describe other cases that are illustrative of the chapter content and its real-world applicationEach chapter summary includes key messages for educators, speech pathologists, and linguists to show how the content is relevant for each profession at the end of each chapter challenge readers to recall and apply what they have learned. The critical reflections can be used to facilitate discussions in tutorial groups and workshops and have been designed to have constructive alignment with the objectives of the chapter.Features the The International Phonetic Alphabet (revised to 2005) and the Australian and New Zealand English consonants, vowels and illustrative words for quick reference
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 206 x 248 x 26mm | 1,364g
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 0195527925
  • 9780195527926
  • 297,365

Table of contents

Preface About the Editors ContributorsAcknowledgementsPart 1 Introduction Chapter 1: What is Speech, Language, and Literacy? Sharynne McLeod and Jane McCormack Chapter 2: Sociolinguistic Environments of Speech, Language, and Literacy Catherine Easton and Jane McCormackPart 2 SpeechChapter 3: Phonetics Felicity Cox and Sharynne McLeodChapter 4: Phonology Sarah Masso and Elise BakerPart 3 Language Chapter 5: Semantics Natalie Munro and Karla McGregorChapter 6: Morphology Katherine Demuth, Kelly Miles, Sithembinkosi Dube, and Ekaterina TomasChapter 7: Syntax Rosalind ThorntonChapter 8: Discourse and Pragmatics Alison Ferguson and Elizabeth SpencerPart 4 Literacy Chapter 9: Reading Sarah H. McDonaghChapter 10: Writing Noella M. Mackenzie and Janet ScullPart 5 Foundations for Speech, Language, and Literacy Chapter 11: Cognitive Basis for Speech, Language, and Literacy Karen Smith-Lock and Lyndsey NickelsChapter 12: Neurobiological Basis for Speech, Language, and Literacy Angela Morgan and Frederique J. LiegeoisPart 6 Speech, Language, and Literacy in Context Chapter 13: Interaction between Speech, Language, and Literacy Suze LeitaoAppendices: Video Transcripts Glossary Index
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About Sharynne Mcleod

Sharynne McLeod is Professor of Speech and Language Acquisition in the School of Education at Charles Sturt University.

Jane McCormack is Associate Professor and Discipline Leader - Speech Pathology in the School of Community Health at Charles Sturt University.
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