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Title: Reading Hebrew
Subtitle: The Language and the Psychology of Reading It
Written By: Joseph Shimron
Description:

Over the last two decades, the study of languages and writing systems and
their relationship to literacy acquisition has begun to spread beyond
studies based mostly on English language learners. As the worldwide demand
for literacy continues to grow, researchers from different countries with
different language backgrounds have begun examining the connection between
their language and writing system and literacy acquisition. This volume is
part of this new, emerging field of research. In addition to reviewing
psychological research on reading (the author's specialty), the reader is
introduced to the Hebrew language: its structure, its history, its writing
system, and the issues involved in being fluently literate in Hebrew.

This volume is appropriate for anyone interested in comparative reading and
writing systems or in the Hebrew language in particular. This includes
linguists, researchers, and graduate students in such diverse fields as
cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, literacy education, English as a
second language, and communication disorders.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Psycholinguistics
Writing Systems
Subject Language(s): Hebrew
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0805850767
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 216
Prices: U.S. $ 59.95