Literacy Development and Enhancement Across Orthographies and Cultures
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Using qualitative and quantitative, established and experimental methods, contributors trace toddlers’ development of print awareness, clear up common myths regarding parental involvement and non-involvement in their children’s literacy, and suggest how the spelling of words can aid in the gaining of vocabulary. For added relevance to educators, the book includes chapters on early intervention for reading problems and the impact of pedagogical science on teaching literacy.
Highlights of the coverage:
Letter name knowledge in early spelling development
Early informal literacy experiences
Environmental factors promoting literacy at home
Reading books to young children: what it does—and doesn’t do
The role of orthography in literacy acquisition among monolingual and bilingual children
Gaining literacy in a foreign language
Instructional influences on literacy growth
Literacy Development and Enhancement Across Orthographies and Cultures adds significant depth and interest to the knowledge base and should inspire contributions from additional languages and orthographies. It belongs in the libraries of researchers and educators involved in cognitive psychology, language education, early childhood education and linguistics.
Presents a comprehensive collection of research on literacy development in both monolinguals and bilinguals
Fills a wide gap in the literature of different orthographies
Presents cutting edge evidence-based research
Covers literacy development across cultures and languages
This book reviews international studies of the role of literacy in child development. It also covers how children learn their first written language and acquire a second written and spoken one. Studies are analyzed across eight countries and eleven languages.