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Journal Title: Reading and Writing
Volume/Issue:   26/8
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9415-2
Title: Individual differences in children’s literacy development: the contribution of orthographic knowledge
Author(s): Nicole J. Conrad, Nicholas Harris, Jennifer Williams
pages: 1223-1239

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9416-1
Title: Grammar for writing? An investigation of the effects of contextualised grammar teaching on students’ writing
Author(s): Susan Jones, Debra Myhill, Trevor Bailey
pages: 1241-1263

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9417-0
Title: Parents’ goals for and perceptions of alphabet books
Author(s): Sarah N. Nowak, Mary Ann Evans
pages: 1265-1287

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9419-y
Title: The impact of a systematic and explicit vocabulary intervention in Spanish with Spanish-speaking English learners in first grade
Author(s): Johanna Cena, Doris Luft Baker, Edward J. Kame’enui, Scott K. Baker
pages: 1289-1316

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9420-5
Title: The effect of dialect experience on Chinese children’s Mandarin phonological awareness
Author(s): Sumei Chen, Rongbao Li, Guangze Li, Youkun Wang, Liqiong Wu
pages: 1317-1335

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9421-4
Title: Fostering topic knowledge: essential for academic writing
Author(s): Antje Proske, Felix Kapp
pages: 1337-1352

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9423-2
Title: The double deficit hypothesis in the transparent Finnish orthography: a longitudinal study from kindergarten to Grade 2
Author(s): Minna Torppa, Rauno Parrila, Pekka Niemi, Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen…
pages: 1353-1380

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9424-1
Title: Do reading habits influence aesthetic preferences?
Author(s): Rebecca Treiman, Zainab Allaith
pages: 1381-1386
Publisher: Springer
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Chinese, Min Dong
Chinese, Mandarin
Chinese, Pu-Xian
English
Finnish
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 24.3470