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Literacy Studies

Written and Spoken Language Development across the Lifespan

Essays in Honour of Liliana Tolchinsky

Editors: Perera, J., Aparici, M., Rosado, E., Salas, N. (Eds.)

  • Cross-linguistic and cross-script research on the development of oral and written literacy in literate societies
  • Contributions by internationally renowned scholars in literacy research
  • State-of-the-art research on early and late language development, both typical and atypical
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This multidisciplinary volume offers insights on oral and written language development and how it takes place in literate societies. The volume covers topics from early to late language development, its interaction with literacy practices, including several languages, monolingual and multilingual contexts, different scripts, as well as typical and atypical development. Inspired by the work of Liliana Tolchinsky, a leading expert in language and literacy development, a group of internationally renowned scholars offers a state-of-the-art overview of current thinking in language development in literate societies in its broadest sense.

Contributors offer a personal tribute to Liliana Tolchinsky in the opening section.

Reviews

This book is a fitting tribute to Liliana Tolchinsky, one of the premier researchers in writing and language development. It delivers on the promise in the title to examine developmental relationships between oral and written language. Compared to the extensive research on relationships between reading and writing, there is relatively little work connecting speaking and writing. Comparisons between oral and written language demand detailed investigation of linguistic features, including semantics, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics, all of which are addressed. As primarily a cognitive researcher, I am aware that we do not pay adequate attention to linguistic factors in studying writing development and instruction. Several of the chapters provided insights that I will use in my own work. I anticipate that the book will be enthusiastically received by researchers with interests in writing development, linguistics, relationships between speech and writing, and writing assessment. Charles A. MacArthur, Professor, University of Delaware, USA

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction to Written and Spoken Language Development Across the Lifespan

    Perera, Joan (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Writing and Spelling Development: Impact of Liliana Tolchinsky’s Research Over 30 Years

    Joshi, R. Malatesha

    Pages 17-28

  • Mother-Child Joint Writing as a Learning Activity

    Aram, Dorit (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

  • The Language of Affect in Bilingual Child Directed Speech

    Shiro, Martha

    Pages 47-63

  • Home and School Predictors of Reading Achievement in Linguistically Diverse Learners in the Intermediate Primary Grades

    Verhoeven, Ludo (et al.)

    Pages 65-76

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-21136-7
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-21135-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Written and Spoken Language Development across the Lifespan
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honour of Liliana Tolchinsky
Editors
  • Joan Perera
  • Melina Aparici
  • Elisa Rosado
  • Naymé Salas
Series Title
Literacy Studies
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21136-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21136-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21135-0
Series ISSN
2214-000X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 359
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