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  • Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese
    Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese (English, Paperback) Insup Taylor, M. Martin Taylor

    The book describes how the three East Asian writing systems-Chinese, Korean, and Japanese- originated, developed, and are used today. Uniquely, this book: (1) examines the three East Asian scripts (and English) together in relation to each other, and (2) discusses how these scripts are, and historically have been, used in literacy and how they are learned, written, read, and processed by the eyes,...

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  • The Social Uses of Literacy
    The Social Uses of Literacy (English, Paperback) Mastin Prinsloo

    This volume is part of a series which aims to advance insight into the multi-faceted character of written language, with special emphasis on its uses in different social and cultural settings. The book examines the acquisition and transmission of literacy in the Cape area of South Africa.

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  • Writing and Identity
    Writing and Identity (English, Paperback) Roz Ivanic

    Writing is not just about conveying ?content' but also about the representation of self. (One of the reasons people find writing difficult is that they do not feel comfortable with the ?me' they are portraying in their writing. Academic writing in particular often poses a conflict of identity for students in higher education, because the ?self' which is inscribed in academic discourse feels alien...

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  • Letter Writing as a Social Practice
    Letter Writing as a Social Practice (English, Paperback) David Barton

    These essays emanate from a central position: that letter writing is one of the most pervasive activities in literate human societies, and that the cultural and historical importance of the letter across a wide range of social orders is easily discernible.

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  • Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese
    Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese (English, Hardback) Insup Taylor, M. Martin Taylor

    The book describes how the three East Asian writing systems-Chinese, Korean, and Japanese- originated, developed, and are used today. Uniquely, this book: (1) examines the three East Asian scripts (and English) together in relation to each other, and (2) discusses how these scripts are, and historically have been, used in literacy and how they are learned, written, read, and processed by the eyes,...

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  • Reading Comprehension in Educational Settings (English, Hardback) Jose A. Leon

    Text comprehension is a critical area of psychological and educational research, and has particular relevance to educational context. The general aim of this international volume Reading Comprehension in Educational Settings is to encourage excellence in research and to bring together teachers, students, researchers and other professionals from different disciplines (e.g. psychology, linguistics,...

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  • Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese
    Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese (English, Hardback) Insup Taylor, M. Martin Taylor

    This text is part of a series which aims to advance insight into the multifaceted character of written language, with special emphasis on its uses in different social and cultural settings. This edition focuses particularly on writing in Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

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  • Letter Writing as a Social Practice
    Letter Writing as a Social Practice (English, Paperback) David Barton

    This book explores the social significance of letter writing. Letter writing is one of the most pervasive literate activities in human societies, crossing formal and informal contexts. Letters are a common text type, appearing in a wide variety of forms in most domains of life. More broadly, the importance of letter writing can be seen in that the phenomenon has been widespread historically, being...

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  • Writing and Identity
    Writing and Identity (English, Paperback) Roz Ivanic

    This study on writing and identity within academic writing includes case studies of eight mature students.

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  • Multilingual Literacies
    Multilingual Literacies (English, Hardback) Marilyn Martin-Jones

    The research in this unique collection lies at the interface between the fields of bilingualism and literacy. It deepens our understanding of the significance of reading and writing as social practices and opens up new lines of inquiry for research on multilingualism. The authors incorporate theoretical and methodological insights from both fields and provide detailed accounts of everyday...

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  • Emergent Literacy
    Emergent Literacy (English, Hardback) Bettina Kummerling-Meibauer

    A study of children's books for children aged from 0 to 3 with contributions by scholars working in different domains and attempting to assess the recognition of the role and influence of children's literature on the cognitive, linguistic, psychological and aesthetic development of young children.

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  • Theories of Reading Development
    Theories of Reading Development (English, Hardback) Kate Cain

    The use of printed words to capture language is one of the most remarkable inventions of humankind, and learning to read them is one of the most remarkable achievements of individuals. In recent decades, how we learn to read and understand printed text has been studied intensely in genetics, education, psychology, and cognitive science, and both the volume of research papers and breadth of the...

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