Reading In Asian Languages: Making Sense of Written Texts in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean by Kenneth S. GoodmanReading In Asian Languages: Making Sense of Written Texts in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean by Kenneth S. Goodman

Reading In Asian Languages: Making Sense of Written Texts in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean

EditorKenneth S. Goodman, Shaomei Wang, Mieko Iventosch

Paperback | November 22, 2011

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Reading in Asian Languagesis rich with information about how literacy works in the non-alphabetic writing systems (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) used by hundreds of millions of people and refutes the common Western belief that such systems are hard to learn or to use. The contributors share a comprehensive view of reading as construction of meaning which they show is fully applicable to character-based reading.

The book explains how and why non-alphabetic writing works well for its users; provides explanations for why it is no more difficult for children to learn than are alphabetic writing systems where they are used; and demonstrates in a number of ways that there is a single process of making sense of written language regardless of the orthography. Unique in its perspective and offering practical theory-based methodology for the teaching of literacy in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean to first and second language learners, it is a useful resource for teachers of increasingly popular courses in these languages in North America as well as for teachers and researchers in Asia. It will stimulate innovation in both research and instruction.

Ken Goodmanis Professor Emeritus of the University of Arizona.Shaomei Wangis a lecturer in German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature at Tufts University.Mieko Shimizu IventoschteachesJapanese as a foreign language at Pima Community College and at the University of Arizona.Yetta Goodmanis Regents Professor Emerita of the Univer...
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Title:Reading In Asian Languages: Making Sense of Written Texts in Chinese, Japanese, and KoreanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.68 inPublished:November 22, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415894778

ISBN - 13:9780415894777

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Table of Contents

Dedication.  Acknowledgements.  ForewordJun Liu Part 1: Writing Systems in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean 1. The Process of Reading in Non-Alphabetic Languages: An IntroductionKen Goodman  2. How a Morphosyllabic Writing System Works in ChineseYueh-Nu Hung  3. Similarities and Dissimilarities in Reading Chinese and English: Goodman¿s Reading Model PerspectiveYueh-Nu Hung  4. Chinese Writing Reform: A Social-Cultural PerspectiveShaomei Wang  5. Ideography and Borrowing in Chinese Ning Yu  6. Chinese Unconventional Characters:Characteristics, Controversial Arguments, and Pedagogical ImplicationsJunlin Pan  7. A Successful Mixture of Alphabetic and Non-Alphabetic Writing: Chinese Characters in KoreanRodney E. Tyson  8. Orthography: Human Creativity and AdaptabilityMieko Shimizu Iventosch Part2: Studies of Reading in Chinese and Japanese 9. Making Sense in Reading Chinese: An Error Detection StudyJingguo Xu10. Miscues and Eye Movements of Japanese Beginning ReadersDaniel Ferguson, Yasuhiko Kato, and Mariko Nagahiro 11. How Readers Process Japanese Orthography with Two Different TextsKoomi Kim  12 . The Taxonomy of Chinese Reading MiscuesShaomei Wang Part 3: Implications and Applications for Instruction  13. Understanding and Facilitating Literacy Development among Chinese Speaking Young ChildrenLianju Lee  14. Teachers¿ Reflections on Chinese Miscue Analysis: A Graduate Course in ReadingWen-Yun Lin  15. Experiencing Korean Culture and Language Through Korean Children¿s LiteratureYoo Kyung Sung  16. Teaching Japanese Written LanguageMieko Shimizu Iventosch  17. KamishibaiJunko Sakoi.  Contributors.  Index