How children learn to write words / Rebecca Treiman and Brett Kessler.

Treiman, Rebecca, author.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
1 online resource (xvii,395 p.)
Children -- Writing.
English language -- Orthography and spelling.
Electronic books.
Mastering the writing system of one's language is crucial for success in a modern society. This book examines how children learn to produce writing. It provides a novel theoretical framework that integrates findings from a wide range of age groups - from children who are producing their first scribbles to experienced spellers who are writing complex words. The book is unique in the range of topics and languages that it covers. Also unique is the way in which it integrates linguistic insights about the nature of writing systems with discussions of literacy development in children.
""Cover""; ""How Children Learn to Write Words""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Symbols and Abbreviations""; "" Abbreviations""; ""General Symbols""; ""Phonetic Symbols""; ""CHAPTER 1 Introduction""; ""1.1 Writing as a Tool""; ""1.2 Orthographic Knowledge as a Part of Writing""; ""1.2.1 Cognitive Resources and Technical Tools""; ""1.2.2 Social Implications of Nonstandard Spelling""; ""1.3 How Can Orthographic Knowledge Be Achieved?""; ""1.3.1 Discovery Learning and the Whole-Language Approach""; ""1.3.2 Direct Instruction and the Phonics Approach""; ""1.4 Spelling and Reading""
""1.5 Orthographic Reform""""1.6 Past Work on Writing Systems and How They Are Learned""; ""1.7 Our Approach""; ""CHAPTER 2 Writing Systems""; ""2.1 Outer Form of Scripts""; ""2.2 What Writing Systems Represent""; ""2.2.1 Representing Ideas: Semasiography""; ""2.2.2 Representing Speech: Glottographic Writing""; "" Representing Words and Morphemes: Logography""; "" R epresenting Syllables: Syllabary""; "" Representing Phonemes: Alphabetic Writing""; "" R epresenting Subphonemic Features: Featural Writing""; "" Mixed Writing Systems""
""2.3 How Writing Represents Meaning""""2.3.1 How Semasiographies Represent Meaning""; ""2.3.2 How Glottographies Represent Meaning""; ""2.4 Composition of Characters""; ""2.4.1 Composing Semasiograms""; ""2.4.2 Composing Logograms""; ""2.4.3 Composing Letters""; ""2.5 Underrepresentation""; ""2.6 Arranging Multiple Characters""; ""2.6.1 Lines and Pages of Text""; ""2.6.2 Grouping of Characters""; ""2.7 Conservatism in Writing""; ""2.8 Sound Change and its Effects on Writing""; ""2.8.1 Types of Sound Change""; ""2.8.2 Effects of Sound Change on Writing""; ""2.9 Which Language Do We Write?""
""2.10 Conclusions""""CHAPTER 3 Learning and Teaching""; ""3.1 Statistical Learning""; ""3.2 Learning Through Language""; ""3.3 Implicit and Explicit Knowledge""; ""3.4 Learning of Language and Learning About Language""; ""3.5 Formal and Informal Teaching""; ""3.6 Conclusions""; ""CHAPTER 4 Theories""; ""4.1 Rote Memorization""; ""4.2 Dual-Route Theory""; ""4.3 Constructivism""; ""4.4 Phase Theory""; ""4.5 Connectionist Theories""; ""4.6 IMP""; ""4.7 Methods of Testing the Theories""; ""4.8 Conclusions""; ""CHAPTER 5 Graphic Form""; ""5.1 Surface Properties of Writing""
""5.2 Learning About the Surface Properties of Writing""""5.2.1 Artificiality and Two-Dimensionality""; ""5.2.2 Iconicity""; ""5.2.3 Sequentiality and Directionality""; ""5.2.4 Knowledge About Units""; ""5.2.5 Differences Among Types of Writing""; ""5.2.6 Differentiating Writing From Pictures and Numbers""; ""5.2.7 Summary""; ""5.3 Theories""; ""5.4 Teaching""; ""5.5 Conclusions""; ""CHAPTER 6 Symbolic Function""; ""6.1 Learning That Writing Stands for Something Outside Itself""; ""6.2 Learning What Writing Stands for and How""; ""6.3 Theories""; ""6.4 Conclusions""
""CHAPTER 7 The Order of the Alphabet""
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed May 26, 2014).
Kessler, Brett, 1956- author.
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