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  1. paul, Precursors of Functional Literacy: Verhoeven et al (eds.)

Message 1: Precursors of Functional Literacy: Verhoeven et al (eds.)

Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 16:06:36 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Precursors of Functional Literacy: Verhoeven et al (eds.)

Title: Precursors of Functional Literacy
Series Title: Studies in Written Language and Literacy 11
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Ludo Verhoeven, University of Nijmegen 
Editor: Carsten Elbro, University of Copenhagen 
Editor: Pieter Reitsma, Free University Amsterdam 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588112284, Pages: viii, 360 pp., Price: USD 117.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027218064, Pages: viii, 360 pp., Price: EUR 117.00

The purpose of this volume is to present recent research in the field
of the acquisition of functional literacy and its precursors. The
volume aims to capture the state of the art in this rapidly expanding
field. An attempt is made to clarify the vague and often inconsistent
definitions of functional literacy from the perspective of
development. Cognitive, linguistic, educational, and social factors of
literacy development are all taken into account.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Functional literacy in a developmental perspective 
 Ludo Verhoeven, Carsten Elbro and Pieter Reitsma 3 
Part 1: Roots of phonological awareness 17 
The quality of phonological representations and phonological
 awareness: A causal link?
 Carsten Elbro and Bolette R. Pallesen 17 
Precursors of phonemic awareness 
 Pieter Reitsma 33 
The role of orthographic onset-rime units in Dutch beginning readers
 Astrid Geudens and Dominiek Sandra 49 
Manifestations of phonological deficits in dyslexia 
 Vera C.S. Messbauer, Peter F. de Jong and Aryan van der Leij 69 
Metaphonological awareness in monolingual and bilingual kindergartners
 Vincent Goetry, R�gine Kolinsky and Philippe Mousty 89 
Does speech manipulation make word discrimination easier? 
 Eliane Segers and Ludo Verhoeven 109 
Part 2: Factors in reading and writing efficiency 121 
The acquisition of untaught orthographic regularities in French 
 S�bastien Pacton, Michel Fayol and Pierre Perruchet 121 
Subsyllabic units in reading: A difference between Korean and English 
	Hye Kyung Yoon, Donald J. Bolger, Oh-Seek Kwon and Charles
	A. Perfetti 139
Orthography, phonology and semantics: Concerted action in word
 Anna M.T. Bosman and Janet G. van Hell 165 
The lexical quality hypothesis 
 Charles A. Perfetti and Lesley Hart 189 
Relationships between reading and writing skills in the intermediate
	Hanna S. M�ki, Marinus J.M. Voeten, Marja M.S. Vauras and
	Pekka Niemi 215
Task-related factors in reading efficiency of dyslexic children 
 Aryan van der Leij, Victor van Daal and Peter F. de Jong 229 
Part 3: Attaining functional literacy 249 
Parental and teacher commitment in emergent literacy development 
 Judith Stoep, Joep Bakker and Ludo Verhoeven 249 
Sociocultural differences in reading skills, reading motivation, and
 reading strategies
 Willy Els�cker and Ludo Verhoeven 265 
Bilingualism and reading 
 Linda S. Siegel 287 
Age and gender differences in reading engagement 
 Liliane Kjellman 303 
Promoting at-risk pupils' foreign language literacy learning 
 Mia Dufva and Marja M.S. Vauras 317 
Predictors of adult functional reading skills 
 Elisabeth Arnbak 339

Lingfield(s): Language Acquisition
		Writing Systems
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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