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Chinese Children's Reading Acquisition
Theoretical and Pedagogical Issues
edited by Wenling Li, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Janet S. Gaffney, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA
Jerome L. Packard, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Published research and conference presentations on the Chinese
language in the last decade have tended to focus on adult language
processing. This book provides a comprehensive resource for the
critical discussion of major issues in learning to read Chinese from a
child acquisition perspective.

The combined contributions from researchers in Asian studies,
linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology, cognitive psychology,
reading, and education inform international comparative studies of
literacy by making apparent the features of the Chinese culture,
language, writing system, and pedagogy that may facilitate or impede
the acquisition of literacy.


Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Theoretical
Perspectives on Learning to Read. 1. Current Issues in
Learning to Read Chinese; O.J.L. Tzeng. 2. Children's
Early Understanding of Writing and Language: The Impact of Characters
And Alphabetic Orthographies; K.F. Miller.
Discussion: Translations and Transitions in Learning to Read;
H. Zhang. Part II: Role of Metalinguistic Awareness in
Chinese Reading. 3. Phonological Awareness in Chinese
Reading; I. Taylor. 4. The Role Of Morphological Awareness
in Learning to Read Chinese; W.E. Nagy, et al. 5.
Facets of Metalinguistic Awareness that Contribute to Chinese
Literacy; Wenling Li, et al. Discussion: Metalinguistic
Awareness as a Critical Construct; J.L. Packard. Part III:
Wide Reading and the Development of Chinese Literacy. 6.
Book-Based Programs in Developing Countries; W.B. Elley.
7. Shared-Book Reading in China; R.C. Anderson, Jet al.
8. Morphological Instruction and Teacher Training; Xinchun
Wu, et al. 9. Children's Literature in the People's Republic
of China: Its Purposes and Genres; B. Yun-Ying Louie, D. H.
Louie. Discussion: Supporting the Reading Instruction and
Learning of Chinese Children; R. Barr. Part IV: Factors in
Home Literacy. 10. The Role of Home-Literacy Environment in
Learning to Read Chinese; Hua Shu, et al. 11.Writing
Systems and Learning to Read in a Second Language; K. Koda.
Discussion: Variables Associated with Learning to Read in
Chinese; E. Mcclure. Author Index. Subject Index.

Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-7543-2, October 2001, 280 pp.
EUR 106.00 / USD 99.00 / GBP 70.00

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