Learning to be Literate

Learning to be Literate

The Development of Spoken and Written Language

by Alison F. Garton and Chris Pratt

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 20/04/1998

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The second edition of this successful book describes and explains
the development of children's spoken and written language. Drawing
on both classical and recent research studies, the processes
whereby literacy is achieved during the period from infancy to
about 8 years of age are traced. The authors emphasize the
importance of early experiences with language in relation to later
developments of literacy, highlighting the connections between
learning to talk and learning to read and write.
Garton and Pratt argue that the social contexts within which
talking, reading and writing are learned are essential for the
development of literacy. Theoretical positions and research studies
that support the argument are discussed, to provide a broad
contextual framework. Early chapters describe the processes of
spoken language development and the theoretical explanations put
forward to account for them. Subsequent chapters discuss the
development of reading and writing, as well as theoretical
connections between spoken and written language development.
Language acquisition
Paperback / softback
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
2nd Edition
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