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The foundation of literacy [electronic resource] : the child's acquisition of the alphabetic principle /
Brian Byrne.
imprint
Hove, East Sussex, UK : Psychology Press, c1998.
description
xii, 162 p. : ill.
ISBN
0863778186, 9780863778186
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Hove, East Sussex, UK : Psychology Press, c1998.
isbn
0863778186
9780863778186
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10756439
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-154) and indexes.
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Reference & Research Book News, November 1998
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Main Description
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 3).
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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 educators.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The author defines the alphabetic principle before immersing the reader in the process by which a child graduates from spoken language to written script.
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 Implications
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