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Early Spelling From Convention to Creativity

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ISBN-10: 041518066X

ISBN-13: 9780415180665

Edition: 1999

Authors: Gunther Kress

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Gunther Kress explores how children learn to spell in the context of current concerns about early literacy. He covers problems such as dyslexia, and looks at the impact of multimedia on the processes of learning to spell.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Sources and context
List of phonetic symbols used in the book
So what is spelling?
Routes into spelling
Spelling in a changing world
Why, and why now?
The contemporary debate
Education, literacy and the economy
Technology and cultural change
A framework for thinking about the issues
What is this thing called language?
Visible language
Standard language, dialects and spelling
A very brief history of the English language: the illogicality of spelling
Language and spelling
The many meanings of spelling
The commonsense, and a different view: spelling as making meaning
Form as meaning; meaning as form
What do children try to spell?
The boundaries of spelling: making a mark to make a meaning
What gets spelled?
The abstractness of children's spelling
The look of spelling
The sound of spelling
The nature of talking
Doing what comes naturally: losing the sounds of speech
Working against nature: using the tools of culture to make meaning
Making sure the sound is beautiful: spelling for aesthetic effect
Spelling to mean
A brief glossary of terms