Children's Early Spellings From Convention to Creativity
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Description: 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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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publication date: 11/11/1999
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|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?|
|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|