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The Idea and Practice of Reading

Editors: Ponniah, R. Joseph, Venkatesan, Sathyaraj (Eds.)

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  • Gives exposure to different types of reading strategies to promote reading among language learners
  •  Provides a unique insight that reading capabilities and strategies of the first language can be transferred to L2
  • States that acquisition of compressed written language is possible only by reading 
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About this book

This book addresses basic issues in language education and explores how reading, with a focus on meaning, contributes to the development of all aspects of language including vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and syntax. It departs from traditional methods and practices in language learning to investigate the potency of reading in improving language acquisition. The traditional practice in language classes to teach language skills explicitly through acquiring forms and structures of language is often less than successful, and teachers are gradually incorporating reading materials and practices into the curriculum. This book provides important inputs to language teachers and educators on the need to include reading as an idea and as a practice into the curriculum. Among other things, it explores the benefits of incidental learning of language properties such as vocabulary, syntax and grammar and gives adequate exposure to different types of reading strategies to promote reading among learners. It also exploits the possible transfer of L1 reading strategies and capabilities to L2 reading for language acquisition. In so doing, this book hopes to promote autonomous learning among L2 learners and guide readers in alternative strategies to solve comprehension problems. 

About the authors

R. Joseph Ponniah is an Associate Professor of English in the Department of Humanities at National Institute of Technology, Trichirappalli, India. He received his PhD in English from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. He is currently working on English Language Teaching, and Second Language Acquisition. His papers have been widely published in peer-reviewed international journals, such as The International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, The Atlantic Literary Review and The Modern Journal of Applied linguistics. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Iranian Journal of Language Studies.  
Sathyaraj Venkatesan is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. He received his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. He was a Fellow at the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University, New York and is currently an International Field Bibliographer with the Publications of Modern Language Association of America (PMLA). He is the author of Edgar Allan Poe: Tales and Other Writings (2016, Orient BlackSwan), AIDS in Cultural Bodies: Scripting the Absent Subject (1980-2010) (2016, Cambridge Scholars Publishing) (with Gokulnath Ammanathil) and Mapping the Margins: A Study of Ethnic Feminist Consciousness in Toni Morrison’s Novels (2011). His articles have appeared in journals such as The Explicator (Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group), International Fiction Review, MELUS (Oxford Journals), Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, AMULA, American Notes and Queries and also in a number of other renowned publications. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The Idea, Practice and Power of Reading

    Pages 1-10

    Ponniah, R. Joseph (et al.)

  • Twenty-First-Century Second Language Literacy Development in Universities

    Pages 11-24

    Chiu, Hazel L. W.

  • Extensive Reading and Vocabulary Acquisition

    Pages 25-40

    Daskalovska, Nina

  • Acquisition of Writing by Reading and Its Impact on Cognition

    Pages 41-56

    Mary Jennifer, J. (et al.)

  • Blending Cognitive and Socio-constructive Pedagogies: Building Autonomous Readers in the ESL Classroom

    Pages 57-84

    Jose, Kshema

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Softcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-4188-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Idea and Practice of Reading
Editors
  • R. Joseph Ponniah
  • Sathyaraj Venkatesan
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8572-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8572-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8571-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4188-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 190
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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