Routes To Reading Success and Failure

Author: Nancy E. Jackson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1134948573
Format: PDF
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Fundamental to this book is an attempt to understand the nature of individual differences in word and nonword reading by connecting three literatures that have developed largely in isolation from one another: the literatures on acquired dyslexia, difficulties in learning to read, and precocious reading.

Reading Circles Novels and Adult Reading Development

Author: Sam Duncan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441172335
Format: PDF
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Adult literacy teachers are constantly searching for effective, engaging and distinctly 'adult' ways to develop adult emergent reading and, for at least the past two hundred years, adults have formed themselves into reading circles to read and discuss novels on a weekly or monthly basis. Why then are reading circles rarely used, or studied, in formal adult literacy provision? This book explores adult reading development, novel reading and reading circles in the context of a wider examination of reading pedagogies and practices in the English-speaking world. It discusses reading as both an individual and a communal act and investigates the relationship between literature and literacy development, practice and pedagogy (including a reassessment of the controversial approaches of reading aloud and phonics for adults). Sam Duncan reviews a case study of an adult reading circle in a large London further education college and identifies the wider implications for the teaching and learning of adult emergent reading, for the use and understanding of reading circles and for how we understand the novel reading experience more broadly.

Speech Production

Author: Jonathan Harrington
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1134953542
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Speech Production: Models, Phonetic Processes and Techniques brings together researchers from many different disciplines - computer science, dentistry, engineering, linguistics, phonetics, physiology, psychology - all with a special interest in how speech is produced. From the initial neural program to the end acoustic signal, it provides an overview of several dominant models in the speech production literature, as well as up-to-date accounts of persistent theoretical issues in the area. A particular focus is on the evaluation of information gleaned from instrumental investigations of the speech production process, including MRI, PET, ultra-sound, video-imaging, EMA, EPG, X-ray, computer simulation - and many others. The research presented in this volume considers questions such as: the feed-back vs. feed-forward control of speech; the acoustic/auditory vs. articulatory/somato-sensory domains of speech planning; the innateness of human speech; the possible architecture of a speech production model; and the realization of prosodic structure in speech. Leaders in speech research from around the world have contributed their most recent work to this volume.

Masked Priming

Author: Sachiko Kinoshita
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135432201
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Masked priming has a short and somewhat controversial history. When used as a tool to study whether semantic processing can occur in the absence of conscious awareness, considerable debate followed, mainly about whether masked priming truly tapped unconscious processes. For research into other components of visual word processing, however - in particular, orthographic, phonological, and morphological - a general consensus about the evidence provided by masked priming results has emerged. This book contains thirteen original chapters in which these three components of visual word processing are examined using the masked priming procedure. The chapters showcase the advantages of masked priming as an alternative to more standard methods of studying language processing that require comparisons of matched items. Based on a recent conference, this book offers up-to-date research findings, and would be valuable to researchers and students of word recognition, psycholinguistics, or reading.

Orthographie

Author: Jakob Ossner
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 3825233294
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Nach den Rechtschreibreformen der vergangenen Jahre herrscht unter Schülern noch große Verwirrung über die Regeln der deutschen Orthographie. Dieses UTB des ausgewiesenen Deutsch-Didaktikers Jakob Ossner bietet Lehramtsstudierenden erstmals eine zusammenhängende Darstellung, die Orthographie als ein durchweg erklärbares und schulisch vermittelbares System versteht. Aus einer dezidiert praxisorientierten Perspektive wird das Regelwerk der Rechtschreibung näher gebracht.

Das Haus des Schlafes

Author: Jonathan Coe
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 3955304256
Format: PDF, ePub
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Die Kulisse: ein düsteres Schloß in England am Meer, einst luxuriöses Studentenwohnheim, jetzt eine Klinik für Patienten mit Schlafstörungen, geleitet von dem exzentrischen Doktor Dudden. Hier treffen aufgrund seltsamer Zufälle ehemalige Studenten wieder aufeinander, jeder mit seinem individuellen Schlafproblem. In einer brillanten Tour de force voller Komik und Raffinesse führt Jonathan Coe in diesem Nachtstück durch die Verwirrung der Gefühle und Besessenheiten. Ein Roman, der vom Schlafen und Wachsein handelt, vom Träumen und vom Erinnern, von der Sehnsucht und der Jagd nach Liebe.