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Literacy Studies

Reading and Dyslexia

From Basic Functions to Higher Order Cognition

Editors: Lachmann, Thomas, Weis, Tina (Eds.)

  • Includes contributions from pioneers and leading researchers in the field
  • Covers theories on reading and dyslexia as well as remediation approaches
  • Follows approaches from basic perception to higher order functions
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In this volume a group of well-known experts of the field cover topics ranging from basic visual and auditory information processing to higher order cognition in reading and dyslexia, from basic research to remediation approaches and from well-established theories to new hypotheses about reading acquisition and causes for its failure.
Reading is one of the most intriguing feats human evolution ever came up with. There is no evolutionary basis for reading as such; reading is secondary to language and the result of a complex skill acquisition at the end of which almost all pre-existing cognitive functions are mobilized. With the right instruction and practice most people learn this skill smoothly. Some, however, have problems, despite same opportunities and general cognitive abilities. This developmental dyslexia results from a neuro developmental disorder leading to deficits in reading relevant information processing. But what deficits are these, and can they be trained? 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction to Reading and Dyslexia

    Lachmann, Thomas

    Pages 1-6

  • The Methods Issue Revisited: From a Developmental and a Socio-Cultural-Political Perspective

    Morais, José

    Pages 9-31

  • Domain Generality and Specificity of Statistical Learning and its Relation with Reading Ability

    Hung, Yi-Hui (et al.)

    Pages 33-55

  • Searching for the Orthographic Lexicon in the Visual Word Form Area

    Wimmer, Heinz (et al.)

    Pages 57-69

  • Simple View of Reading (SVR) in Different Orthographies: Seeing the Forest with the Trees

    Joshi, R. Malatesha

    Pages 71-80

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eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90805-2
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90804-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading and Dyslexia
Book Subtitle
From Basic Functions to Higher Order Cognition
Editors
  • Thomas Lachmann
  • Tina Weis
Series Title
Literacy Studies
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90805-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90805-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90804-5
Series ISSN
2214-000X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 339
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations
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