Learning to be Literate: The Development of Spoken and Written Language / Edition 2

Learning to be Literate: The Development of Spoken and Written Language / Edition 2

by Alison F. Garton, Chris Pratt, Garton
     
 

The second edition of this successful book describes and explains the development of children's spoken and written language. Drawing on both classical and recent research studies, the processes whereby literacy is achieved during the period from infancy to about 8 years of age are traced. The authors emphasize the importance of early experiences with language in

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The second edition of this successful book describes and explains the development of children's spoken and written language. Drawing on both classical and recent research studies, the processes whereby literacy is achieved during the period from infancy to about 8 years of age are traced. The authors emphasize the importance of early experiences with language in relation to later developments of literacy, highlighting the connections between learning to talk and learning to read and write.

Garton and Pratt argue that the social contexts within which talking, reading and writing are learned are essential for the development of literacy. Theoretical positions and research studies that support the argument are discussed, to provide a broad contextual framework. Early chapters describe the processes of spoken language development and the theoretical explanations put forward to account for them. Subsequent chapters discuss the development of reading and writing, as well as theoretical connections between spoken and written language development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631193173
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/16/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

1. Literacy: The Spoken and Written Language.

2. Explanations of Spoken Language Development.

3. Social Interaction and the Development of Language.

4. Learning Spoken Language: From Precursors to First Word Combinations.

5. Learning Spoken Language: Further Accomplishments.

6. Communicating with Language.

7. Reflecting on Language.

8. Learning to Write.

9. Learning to Read.

10. The Accomplishment of Literacy.

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