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Author McGuinness, Diane.

Title Language development and learning to read : the scientific study of how language development affects reading skill / Diane McGuinness.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  372.4 M148L    Check Shelf
Description x, 494 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note "A Bradford book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-477) and indexes.
Summary "Research on reading has tried, and failed, to account for wide disparities in reading skill even among children taught by the same method. Why do some children learn to read easily and quickly while others, in the same classroom and taught by the same teacher, don't learn to read at all? In Language Development and Learning to Read, Diane McGuinness examines scientific research that might explain these disparities. She focuses on reading predictors, analyzing the effect individual differences in specific perceptual, linguistic, and cognitive skills may have on a child's ability to read. Because of the serious methodological problems she finds in the existing research on reading, many of the studies McGuinness cues come from other fields-developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, and the speech and hearing sciences-and provide a new perspective on which language functions matter most for reading and academic success." "McGuinness finds that research evidence from other disciplines does not support the phonological development theory, which has dominated reading research for thirty years, but finds a "tantalizing connection" between core language functions and reading success in longitudinal studies on the development of general language function. McGuinness's analysis of the evidence shows the urgent need for a shift in our thinking about how to achieve reading success. Book jacket."--Jacket.
Contents The theory that phonological awareness develops. The origins of the theory of phonological development -- Development of receptive language in the first year of life -- Speech perception after 3 -- Links: auditory analysis, speech production, and phonological awareness -- Young children's analysis of language -- What is phoneme awareness and does it matter? -- Expressive language, reading, and academic skills. The development of expressive language -- The impact of general language skills on reading and academic success -- Direct tests of the language-reading relationship. An introduction to reading research: some pitfalls -- Auditory and speech perception and reading -- Methodological issues in research on general language and reading -- Vocabulary and reading -- Verbal memory and reading -- Syntax and reading -- Naming speed and reading -- Slow readers: how slow is slow? -- Summery: What do we know for sure?
Subject Reading -- Research.
Language acquisition -- Research.
17.41 language teaching. (NL-LeOCL)07759892X
Language acquisition -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00992128
Reading -- Research. (OCoLC)fst01090676
Acquisition du langage.
Apprentissage de la lecture.
Recherche en éducation.
Recherche scientifique.
ISBN 0262134527 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780262134521 (cloth ; alk. paper)
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