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Understanding reading : a psycholinguistic analysis of reading and learning to read

Author: Frank Smith
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Routledge education classic edition series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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In the sixth edition of this classic text, Smith's purpose remains the same: to shed light on fundamental aspects of the complex human act of reading - linguistic, physiological, psychological and social - and on what is involved in learning to read.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Smith
ISBN: 9780415808293 0415808294 9780203142165 0203142160
OCLC Number: 741542142
Notes: Sixth edition first published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. 2004
Description: xv, 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to the classic edition --
Preface to the sixth edition --
The essence of reading --
Comprehension and knowledge --
Spoken and written language --
Information and experience --
Between eye and brain --
Bottlenecks of memory --
Letter indentification --
Word indentification --
Phonics and mediated word identification --
The identification of meaning --
Reading, writing and thinking --
Learning about the world --
Learning about written language --
Notes --
Glossary --
References --
Author Index --
Subject index.
Series Title: Routledge education classic edition series.
Responsibility: Frank Smith.

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In the sixth edition of this classic text, Smith's purpose remains the same: to shed light on fundamental aspects of the complex human act of reading - linguistic, physiological, psychological and social - and on what is involved in learning to read.

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