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Journal Title: Reading and Writing
Volume/Issue:   26/2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9359-6
Title: Auditory processing interventions and developmental dyslexia: a comparison of phonemic and rhythmic approaches
Author(s): Jennifer M. Thomson/Victoria Leong/Usha Goswami
pages: 139-161

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9360-0
Title: Predictors of reading in children with Chinese as a first language: a developmental and cross-linguistic perspective
Author(s): Chieh-Fang Hu
pages: 163-187

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9361-z
Title: Evidence for the early emergence of the simple view of reading in a transparent orthography
Author(s): Panyiota Kendeou/Timothy C. Papadopoulos/Marianna Kotzapoulou
pages: 189-204

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9363-x
Title: The effects of visual complexity for Japanese kanji processing with high and low frequencies
Author(s): Katsuo Tamaoka/Sachiko Kiyama
pages: 205-223

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9365-8
Title: Why are written picture naming latencies (not) longer than spoken naming?
Author(s): Cyril Perret/Marina Laganaro
pages: 225-239

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9366-7
Title: Adults’ spelling and understanding of possession and plurality: an intervention study
Author(s): Lesli Hokanson/Nenagh Kemp
pages: 241-261

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9367-6
Title: Language general and specific factors in letter acquisition: considering child and letter characteristics in Korean
Author(s): Young-Suk Kim/Yaacov Petscher
pages: 263-292

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9368-5
Title: Emerging development of semantic and phonological routes to character decoding in Chinese as a foreign language learners
Author(s): Clay Williams
pages: 293-315

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9364-9
Title: Book Review “Reading and deafness”: a review
Author(s): Rachael E. Gabriel/Hannah M. Dostal
pages: 317-320
Publisher: Springer
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 24.672