Includes bibliographical references (p. -359) and indexes.
Preface Third Edition Introduction Acknowledgments Part 1- Introduction CHAPTER 1- A Multidimensional View of Reading and Writing Part 2- The Linguistic Dimension of Literacy CHAPTER 2- The Nature of Language and Other Sign Systems CHAPTER 3- Oral and Written Language Relationships CHAPTER 4- Language Variation PART 3- The Cognitive Dimension of Literacy CHAPTER 5- The Constructive Nature of Perception CHAPTER 6- The Reading Process CHAPTER 7- Understanding Written Discourse CHAPTER 8- The Writing Process PART 4- The Sociocultural Dimension of Literacy CHAPTER 9- Understanding Literacy as Social Practices CHAPTER 10- The Authority of Written Discourse PART 5- The Developmental Dimension of Literacy CHAPTER 11- Constructing the Written Language System PART 6- The Educational Dimension of Literacy CHAPTER 12- The Dimensions of Literacy: Implications for Reading and Writing Instruction References Author Index Subject Index.
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This popular text, now in its third edition, 'unpackages' the various dimensions of literacy - linguistic (the nature of language, oral-written language relationships, and language variation); cognitive (constructive nature of perception, the reading process, understanding written discourse, and the writing process); sociocultural (literacy as social practices, and authority of written discourse); and, developmental (constructing the written language system) - and at the same time accounts for the interrelationships among them. Distinguished by its examination of literacy from a multidimensional and interdisciplinary perspective, it provides a strong conceptual foundation upon which literacy curriculum and instruction in school settings can be grounded. "Dimensions of Literacy" links theory and research to practice in an understandable, user-friendly manner; provides in-depth coverage of the various dimensions of literacy; and, includes demonstrations, hands-on activities, authentic reading and writing events that reflect key concepts, and tables and figures that summarize the concepts. Changes in the third edition: provide more clearly focused discussion on the nature of language and addresses the role of various other sign systems in reading and writing; cover new research on eye movements and miscue analysis (EMMA) and reading fluidity (i.e., flow); expand the discussion of bilingualism and biliteracy through the book; extend the discussion of new literacies/multiliteracies/multimodal literacies; and, include updated references throughout the entire book. (source: Nielsen Book Data)