Precursors of Functional Literacy

| University of Nijmegen
| University of Copenhagen
| Free University Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027218063 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781588112286 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027296108 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
The purpose of this volume is to present recent research in the field of the acquisition of functional literacy and its precursors. The volume aims to capture the state of the art in this rapidly expanding field. An attempt is made to clarify the vague and often inconsistent definitions of functional literacy from the perspective of development. Cognitive, linguistic, educational, and social factors of literacy development are all taken into account.

The volume consists of three subsequent parts. The first part goes into phonological precursors of literacy development. In this part the focus is on the development of early language precursors of of reading and writing. The cultural foundations of these precursors are explored, and their links with reading development are dealt with in detail. Different psycholinguistic approaches are also proposed to explain the occurrence of literacy problems. In the second part, the scope is on the constraints of reading and writing efficiency at the word level and beyond. The acquisition of reading and writing is seen as a result from the interaction between phonological, orthographic, and semantic processes. A crosslinguistic perspective is taken on the role of writing system factors in the acquisition of literacy skills. The final part deals with the role of social and educational factors in literacy acquisition. Starting from a crosscultural perspective, the central issue is how the attainment of functional literacy is dependent on sociocultural variation. The predictors of more advanced levels of literacy development are considered, including foreign language literacy and adult literacy.
[Studies in Written Language and Literacy, 11]  2002.  viii, 360 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Functional literacy in a developmental perspective
Ludo Verhoeven, Carsten Elbro and Pieter Reitsma
Part 1
The quality of phonological representations and phonological awareness: A causal link?
Carsten Elbro and Bolette R. Pallesen
Precursors of phonemic awareness
Pieter Reitsma
The role of orthographic onset-rime units in Dutch beginning readers
Astrid Geudens and Dominiek Sandra
Manifestations of phonological deficits in dyslexia: Evidence from Dutch Children
Vera C.S. Messbauer, Peter F. de Jong and Aryan van der Leij
Metaphonological awareness in monolingual and bilingual kindergartners
Vincent Goetry, Régine Kolinsky and Philippe Mousty
Does speech manipulation make word discrimination easier?
Eliane Segers and Ludo Verhoeven
Part 2
The acquisition of untaught orthographic regularities in French
Sébastien Pacton, Michel Fayol and Pierre Perruchet
Subsyllabic units in reading: A difference between Korean and English
Hye Kyung Yoon, Donald J. Bolger, Oh-Seek Kwon and Charles A. Perfetti
Orthography, phonology and semantics: Concerted action in word perception
Anna M.T. Bosman and Janet G. van Hell
The lexical quality hypothesis
Charles A. Perfetti and Lesley Hart
Relationships between reading and writing skills in the intermediate grades
Hanna S. Mäki, Marinus J.M. Voeten, Marja M.S. Vauras and Pekka Niemi
Task-related factors in reading efficiency of dyslexic children
Aryan van der Leij, Victor van Daal and Peter F. de Jong
Part 3
Parental and teacher commitment in emergent literacy development
Judith Stoep, Joep T.A. Bakker and Ludo Verhoeven
Sociocultural differences in reading skills, reading motivation, and reading strategies
Willy van Elsäcker and Ludo Verhoeven
Bilingualism and reading
Linda S. Siegel
Age and gender differences in reading engagement
Liliane Kjellman
Promoting at-risk pupils’ foreign language literacy learning
Mia Dufva and Marja M.S. Vauras
Predictors of adult functional reading skills
Elisabeth Arnbak
Subject index
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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