Literacy Studies

Spelling Morphology

The Psycholinguistics of Hebrew Spelling

Authors: Ravid, Dorit

  • The first book written about spelling acquisition in Hebrew
  • Provides the most comprehensive and detailed model linguistically-based of Hebrew orthography
  • Integrates, for the first time, linguistic insights and developmental psycholinguistic evidence for the acquisition of spelling
  • An indispensable guide for students, scholars, and practitioners in learning about Hebrew spelling and morphology in development
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About this book

Modern Hebrew is a highly synthetic Semitic language—its lexicon is rich in morphemes. This volume supplies the first in-depth psycholinguistic analysis of the interaction between morphological knowledge and spelling in Hebrew. It also examines how far this model can be applied to other languages. Anchored to a connectionist, cognitive, cross-linguistic and typological framework, the study accords with today’s perception of spelling as being much more than a mere technical skill. Contemporary psycholinguistic literature views spelling as a window on what people know about words and their structure. The strong correlation between orthographies and morphological units makes linking consistent grammatical and lexical representation and spelling units in speaker-writers a key research goal. Hebrew’s wealth of morphological structures, reflected in its written form, promotes morphological perception and strategies in those who speak and write it, adding vitality and relevance to this work.

About the authors

Dorit Ravid is a linguist and psycholinguist working on the acquisition of Hebrew and the development of linguistic literacy at the School of Education and the Department of Communications Disorders, Tel Aviv University. She has published extensively on early and later language acquisition in Hebrew and Arabic, the nature of spelling acquisition, the development of discourse production abilities, and on language learning in special populations.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: A Linguist’s Journey Towards Written Language

    Ravid, Dorit Diskin

    Pages 1-20

  • The Psycholinguistics of Spelling: Phonology and Beyond

    Ravid, Dorit Diskin

    Pages 21-39

  • Morphological Scaffolding in Learning to Spell: A Cross-Linguistic Review

    Ravid, Dorit Diskin

    Pages 41-55

  • Spelling, Lexicon and Morphology

    Ravid, Dorit Diskin

    Pages 57-71

  • Historical and Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Hebrew

    Ravid, Dorit Diskin

    Pages 73-80

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0588-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0587-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2957-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spelling Morphology
Book Subtitle
The Psycholinguistics of Hebrew Spelling
Authors
Series Title
Literacy Studies
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0588-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0588-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0587-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2957-9
Series ISSN
2214-000X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 188
Topics