Written and Spoken Language Development across the Lifespan: Essays in Honour of Liliana Tolchinsky by Joan PereraWritten and Spoken Language Development across the Lifespan: Essays in Honour of Liliana Tolchinsky by Joan Perera

Written and Spoken Language Development across the Lifespan: Essays in Honour of Liliana Tolchinsky

byJoan PereraEditorMelina Aparici, Elisa Rosado

Hardcover | December 2, 2015

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This multidisciplinary volume offers insights on oral and written language development and how it takes place in literate societies. The volume covers topics from early to late language development, its interaction with literacy practices, including several languages, monolingual and multilingual contexts, different scripts, as well as typical and atypical development. Inspired by the work of Liliana Tolchinsky, a leading expert in language and literacy development, a group of internationally renowned scholars offers a state-of-the-art overview of current thinking in language development in literate societies in its broadest sense.

Contributors offer a personal tribute to Liliana Tolchinsky in the opening section.


Title:Written and Spoken Language Development across the Lifespan: Essays in Honour of Liliana TolchinskyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:359 pagesPublished:December 2, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319211358

ISBN - 13:9783319211350

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Joan Perera, Melina Aparici, Elisa Rosado, & Naymé Salas.-PART I: Early Literacy Development.- 1. Writing and spelling development: Impact of Liliana Tolchinsky's Research over 30 years by Malatesha Joshi.- 2. Mother-child Joint Writing as a Learning Activity by Dorit Aram and Iris Levin.- 3. The Language of Affect in Bilingual Child Directed Speech by Marta Shiro.- 4. Home and School Predictors of Reading Achievement in Linguistically Diverse Learners in the Intermediate Primary Grades by Ludo Verhoeven and Willy van Elsäcker.- 5. Development of Literacy and Notational Knowledge. Prediction of Literacy Development Difficulties through Graphomotor Measures in Grade 1 by Olga Soler, Cristina Sotoca Lasheras, Yago Ramis, and Judit Castellà Mate.- 6. Syllabic Processes in the Initial Stages of Writing Development by Sofía A. Vernon.- 7. Writing as a Domain of Knowledge for both Children and Researchers by Anna Sandbank.- 8. Perspectives on Spoken and Written Language: Evidence from English Speaking Children by Judy Reilly and Lara Polse.- 9. The Development of Narrative Discourse in French by 5 to 10 years old Children: Some Insights from a Conversational Interaction Method by Edy Veneziano.- 10. The Relationships between Oral and Written Sentence Generation in English Speaking Children: The Role of Language and Literacy Skills by Julie Dockrell and Vincent Connelly.- PART II: Later Literacy Development.- 11. Linguistic Literacy and Later Language Development by Ruth Berman.- 12. Later Development of Relative Clauses across Discourse Genres and Modalities of Production by Melina Aparici, Elisa Rosado, and Joan Perera.- 13. When Causation meets Motion: Motion Events at the Interface between Coherence and Cohesion in Narrative Development by Judy Kupersmitt.- 14. The Development of Referential choice in Spanish Narratives among School-age Children and Adolescents by Aurora Bel and Milagros Albert.- 15. Categories of Referential Content in Expository Discussions of Conflict byBracha Nir and Irit Katzenberger.- 16.A Developmental Perspective on the units of Written French by Emilie Ailhaud, Florence Chenu, and Harriet Jisa.- 17. Linguistic Correlates of Text Quality in Spanish from Childhood to Adulthood by Naymé Salas, Anna Llauradó, Cristina Castillo, Mariona Taulé, and Toni Martí.- 18. Sentence Generation in Children with and without Problems of Written Expression by Barbara Arfé and Eleonora Pizzocaro.- 19. Top-down Measures in 7th Grade Writing: The Effects of Genre and SES by Dorit Ravid, Tsila Shalom, Elitzur Dattner, Irit Katzenberger, and Guy Sha'shoua.- Personal Tributes

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This book is a fitting tribute to Liliana Tolchinsky, one of the premier researchers in writing and language development. It delivers on the promise in the title to examine developmental relationships between oral and written language. Compared to the extensive research on relationships between reading and writing, there is relatively little work connecting speaking and writing. Comparisons between oral and written language demand detailed investigation of linguistic features, including semantics, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics, all of which are addressed. As primarily a cognitive researcher, I am aware that we do not pay adequate attention to linguistic factors in studying writing development and instruction. Several of the chapters provided insights that I will use in my own work. I anticipate that the book will be enthusiastically received by researchers with interests in writing development, linguistics, relationships between speech and writing, and writing assessment. Charles A. MacArthur, Professor, University of Delaware, USA