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LINGUIST List 23.3783

Mon Sep 10 2012

Books: Reading, Writing, and Digitizing: Horning

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-Aug-2012
From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org>
Subject: Reading, Writing, and Digitizing: Horning
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Title: Reading, Writing, and Digitizing
Subtitle: Understanding Literacy in the Electronic Age
Published: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
                http://www.c-s-p.org

Author: Alice Horning
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443840385 Pages: 265 Price: U.K. £ 44.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443840385 Pages: 265 Price: U.S. $ 67.99
Abstract:

Reading, Writing and Digitizing offers a new theoretical proposal concerning expert and novice readers and writers based on the psycholinguistics of literacy. This book has five specific goals. First, it presents a theory of meta-reading and writing that describes what literacy experts are able to do with written text. They do what the word "meta" describes: go before and after, into and around, beyond and beside written text to understand and create meaning. Second, the case studies presented reveal differences between literacy novices and experts in terms of their awarenesses about texts and their skills; these are clarified as the discussion unfolds. Third, the book provides an analysis of the processing mechanisms people use and the features that texts contain that make literacy possible. A fourth goal is to examine how experts understand and produce texts in both traditional and digital venues. Finally, the book ends with focused strategies for instruction that will be useful to any reader working with people engaged in literacy development. Readers of this book will be better equipped to support the literacy development of others through their enhanced understanding of the psycholinguistics of reading and writing and of the differences between literacy novices and experts.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Psycholinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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