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Learning to Read and Write
A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Cognitive and Perceptual Development

Margaret Harris, Giyoo Hatano, Giuseppe Cossu, Heinz Wimmer, Karin Landerl, Uta Frith, Vicky Giannouli, Lucia Lins Browne Rego, David Share, Iris Levin, Peter Bryant, Terezhina Nunes, Athanasios Aidinis, Usha Goswami, Ingvar Lundberg, J. Richard Hanley, Ovid Tzeng, H.-S. Huang, Susan Rickard Low, Kiyomi Akita
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  • Date Published: June 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521027182

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  • For many years, the development of theories about the way children learn to read and write was dominated by studies of English-speaking populations. As we have learned more about the way that children learn to read and write other scripts - whether they have less regularity in their grapheme-phoneme correspondences or do not make use of alphabetic symbols at all - it has become clear that many of the difficulties that confront children learning to read and write English specifically are less evident, or even non-existent, in other populations. At the same time, some aspects of learning to read and write are very similar across scripts. The unique cross-linguistic perspective offered in this book, including chapters on Japanese, Greek and the Scandinavian languages as well as English, shows how the processes of learning to read and spell are affected by the characteristics of the writing system that children are learning to master.

    • Cross-linguistic perspective enhances understanding of learning to read and write, and problems of learning, in English
    • Addresses wide range of issues in both reading and writing
    • Each chapter by a leading researcher on particular script and provides authoritative summary of recent research
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    • Date Published: June 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521027182
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.394kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 21 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    1. Introduction: a cross-linguistic perspective on learning to read and write Margaret Harris and Giyoo Hatano
    2. The acquisition of Italian orthography Giuseppe Cossu
    3. Learning to read German: normal and impaired acquisition Heinz Wimmer, Karin Landerl and Uta Frith
    4. Learning to read and spell in Greek: the importance of letter knowledge and morphological awareness Margaret Harris and Vicky Giannouli
    5. Phonological awareness, syntactic awareness and learning to read and spell in Brazilian Portuguese Lucia Lins Browne Rego
    6. Learning to read and write in Hebrew David Share and Iris Levin
    7. Different morphemes, same spelling problems: cross-linguistic developmental studies Peter Bryant, Terezhina Nunes and Athanasios Aidinis
    8. The relationship between phonological awareness and orthographic representation in different orthographies Usha Goswami
    9. Learning to read in Scandinavia Ingvar Lundberg
    10. Learning to read Chinese J. Richard Hanley, Ovid Tzeng and H.-S. Huang
    11. Reading skill development in bilingual Singaporean children Susan Rickard Liow
    12. Learning to read and write in Japanese Kiyomi Akita and Giyoo Hatano
    Index.

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    Margaret Harris, Royal Holloway, University of London

    Giyoo Hatano, Keio University, Tokyo

    Contributors

    Margaret Harris, Giyoo Hatano, Giuseppe Cossu, Heinz Wimmer, Karin Landerl, Uta Frith, Vicky Giannouli, Lucia Lins Browne Rego, David Share, Iris Levin, Peter Bryant, Terezhina Nunes, Athanasios Aidinis, Usha Goswami, Ingvar Lundberg, J. Richard Hanley, Ovid Tzeng, H.-S. Huang, Susan Rickard Low, Kiyomi Akita

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