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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule


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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Title: Fluency in Reading
Subtitle: Synchronization of Processes
Description:

This is the first book to examine in-depth the crucial role of the speed of
information processing in the brain in determining reading fluency in both
normal and dyslexic readers.

Part I explains fluency in reading from both traditional and modern
perspectives. Fluency has historically been viewed as the outcome of other
reading-related factors and has often been seen as a convenient measure of
reading skills. This book, however, argues that fluency has a strong impact
on other aspects of reading and plays a central role in the entire reading
process.

Part II deals with the determinants of reading fluency. Chief among these
is the speed of information processing in the brain. Using both behavioral
and electrophysiological evidence, the book systematically examines the
features of processing speed in the various brain systems involved in
reading: visual-orthographic, auditory-phonological, and semantic and shows
how speed of processing affects fluency in reading.

Part III deals with the complex issues of cross-modal integration and
specifically with the need for effective synchronization of the brain
processes involved in reading. It puts forward the Synchronization
Hypothesis and discusses the role of the Asynchrony Phenomenon as a major
factor in dyslexia. Finally, it summarizes research on manipulating reading
rate by means of the Acceleration method, providing evidence for a possible
intervention aimed at reducing Asynchrony.

This book is appropriate for researchers and advanced students in reading,
dyslexia, learning disabilities, cognitive psychology, and neuropsychology.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 080584144X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S.$ 99.95