The Cambridge Handbook of Literacy (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology)

The Cambridge Handbook of Literacy (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 2/9/2009
EAN 9780521680523, ISBN10: 0521680522

Paperback, 624 pages, 25.4 x 17.8 x 3.2 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

This handbook marks the transformation of the topic of literacy from the narrower concerns with learning to read and write to an interdisciplinary enquiry into the various roles of writing and reading in the full range of social and psychological functions in both modern and developing societies. It does so by exploring the nature and development of writing systems, the relations between speech and writing, the history of the social uses of writing, the evolution of conventions of reading, the social and developmental dimensions of acquiring literate competencies, and, more generally, the conceptual and cognitive dimensions of literacy as a set of social practices. Contributors to the volume are leading scholars drawn from such disciplines as linguistics, literature, history, anthropology, psychology, the neurosciences, cultural psychology, and education.

Part I. Literacy as a Scientific Subject
1. The literacy episteme (from Innis to Derrida) Jens Brockmeier and David Olson
Part II. Literacy and Language
2. Grammotology Peter T. Daniels
3. Speech and writing Roy Harris
4. The origins and co-evolution of literacy and numeracy Steven Chrisomalis
5. Are there linguistic consequences of literacy? Comparing the potentials of language use in speech and writing Douglas Biber
6. Becoming a literate language user
oral and written text construction across adolescence Ruth A. Berman and Dorit Ravid
7. The challenge of academic language Catherine Snow and Paola Uccelli
8. The basic processes in reading
insights from neuroscience Usha Goswami
9. Language and literacy from a cognitive neuroscience perspective Karl Magnus Petersson, Martin Ingvaar, and Alexandra Reis
Part III. Literacy and Literatures
10. Ways of reading Elizabeth Long
11. Conventions of reading Heather Murray
12. Literacy, reading and concepts of the self Carolyn Steedman
13. Reading as a woman, being read as a woman Lisbeth Larsson
14. Literacy and the history of science Karine Chemla
15. Scientific literacy Steven Norris and Linda Phillips
16. Digital literacy Teresa Dobson and John Willinsky
17. Literacy, video games and popular culture James Paul Gee
Part IV. Literacy and Society
18. Ethnography of writing and reading Brian Street
19. The origins of Western literacy
literacy in Ancient Greece and Rome Rosalind Thomas
20. Literacy from late antiquity to the early Middle Ages, c. 300–800 Nicholas Everett
21. Chinese literacy Feng Wang, Yaching Tsai and William Shi-Yuan Wang
22. The elephant in the room
language and literacy in the Arab world Niloofar Haeri
23. Literacy, modernization, the intellectual community and civil society in the western world Frits van Holthoon
Part V. Literacy and Education
24. The teaching of literacy skills in Western Europe
an historical perspective (16th to 20th centuries) A.-M. Chartier
25. The configuration of literacy as a domain of knowledge Liliana Tolchinsky
26. Literate thinking
metalinguistics and metacognition Bruce Homer
27. Cultural and developmental predispositions to literacy Alison Garton and Chris Pratt
28. Literacy and international development
education and literacy as human rights Joe Farrell
29. Adult literacy education in industrialized nations Tom Sticht
30. New technologies for literacy and international development Daniel Wagner
31. Literacy theory and literacy policy David Olson.