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LINGUIST List 17.2690

Wed Sep 20 2006

Books: Psycholinguistics/Sociolinguistics: August, Shanahan (Eds)

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        1.    Elizabeth Gangeri, Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners: August, Shanahan (Eds)


Message 1: Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners: August, Shanahan (Eds)
Date: 17-Sep-2006
From: Elizabeth Gangeri <Elizabeth.Gangerierlbaum.com>
Subject: Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners: August, Shanahan (Eds)


Title: Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners
Subtitle: Report of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth
Published: 2006
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
                http://www.erlbaum.com/

Editor: Diane August
Editor: Timothy Shanahan
Hardback: ISBN: 0805860762 Pages: 688 Price: U.S. $ 245.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0805860770 Pages: 688 Price: U.S. $ 65.00
Abstract:

This volume reports the findings of the National Literacy Panel on Language-Minority Children and Youth. The formal charge to the panel-a distinguished group of expert researchers in reading, language, bilingualism, research methods, and education-was to identify, assess, and synthesize research on the education of language-minority children and youth with respect to their attainment of literacy. Funding for the project was provided to the Center for Applied Linguistics and SRI International by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences and the Office of English Language Acquisition, with additional funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development provided through the U.S. Department of Education.

The authors review the state of knowledge on the development of literacy in language-minority children and youth, organized around five specific themes:
*Development of Literacy in Second-Language Learners;
*Cross-linguistic Relationships in Second-Language Learners;
*Sociocultural Contexts and Literacy Development
*Educating Language-Minority Students: Instruction and Professional Development; and
*Student Assessment

Each part begins with a synthesis chapter that spells out the research questions for the chapters in that part, provides background information, describes the methodology used, summarizes the empirical findings reported, addresses methodological issues, and makes recommendations for future research. The following chapters provide more detail on the individual studies reviewed for specific research questions. The volume includes two opening chapters, "Introduction and Methodology" and "Demographic Overview"; a closing chapter that summarizes the report, identifies cross-cutting themes, and makes recommendations for future research; and a CD-ROM providing a searchable database of research references.

The audiences for this volume include researchers interested in the development of literacy in language-minority children and youth as well as those studying literacy more generally, and those concerned with improving the education of this population of students.

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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