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Title: Reading and Reading Acquisition
Contributor(s): Byrne, Brian J  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2010
DOI: 10.1081/E-ELIS3-120043705
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Abstract: The role of written language and therefore of reading in society and in the individual is examined. This is in part achieved by an examination of the historical emergence of writing systems, which in turn is used to suggest parallels with the acquisition of literacy by the child. The hypothesized parallels are tested against empirical evidence on the normal trajectory of reading acquisition. Failures of acquisition (developmental dyslexia) are also discussed. Turning attention to skilled reading, some abiding issues, such as speed reading, eye movements, and the role of "inner speech," are canvassed. Modern, computer-based models of reading are also introduced, models that are bringing the study of reading to new levels of scientific rigor and promise.
Publication Type: Entry In Reference Work
Source of Publication: Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, v.6: Pacific-Sociology, p. 4404-4413
Publisher: CRC Press
Place of Publication: New York, United States of America
ISBN: 9780849397127
Field of Research (FOR): 170204 Linguistic Processes (incl Speech Production and Comprehension)
170103 Educational Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Category Description: N Entry In Reference Work
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