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Cross-Linguistic Study of Acquired Reading Disorders

Implications for Reading Models, Disorders, Acquisition, and Teaching


Part of the Neuropsychology and Cognition book series (NPCO, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Prathibha Karanth
    Pages 1-6
  3. Prathibha Karanth
    Pages 37-48
  4. Prathibha Karanth
    Pages 49-63
  5. Prathibha Karanth
    Pages 65-76
  6. Prathibha Karanth
    Pages 77-85
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 155-169

About this book


The acquisition ofreading, the teaching ofreading and the difficulties encountered have been ofsubstantial interest to a wide mnge ofresearchers and practitioners for centuries. Given the increasing centrality ofliteracy in modern life they are now of even greater interest to an ever widening base ofprofessionals. The study of the acquired reading disorders, though in existence for over a century, received enormous impetus with the publication of a seminal paper by Marshall and Newcombe in 1966, leading to neuropsychological model building of reading. Over the last 30 years, within the single case study design there has been extensive and exceedingly fme-gmined research on individuals with acquired disorders ofreading, in an attempt to establish the validity ofthese models ofreading and the human brain. In addition these models have had considerable influence on models of the acquisition ofreading in children and their concomitant difficulties. Much ofthis research has been in readers ofthe alphabetic scripts, particularly the opaque English script. During the last decade or so there has been increasing evidence, particularly in research on reading acquisition, that what is true ofalphabetic scripts like English may not be universally true of all of the scripts of the world. This has led to considerable research into the process of learning to read and write and on the factors affecting reading, which are the touchstone ofthe models, within broader cross-linguistic and cross-cultural perspectives.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.SRC Institute of Speech and HearingBangaloreIndia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cross-Linguistic Study of Acquired Reading Disorders
  • Book Subtitle Implications for Reading Models, Disorders, Acquisition, and Teaching
  • Authors Prathibha Karanth
  • Series Title Neuropsychology and Cognition
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-48319-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-4722-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-8923-9
  • Series ISSN 0927-0116
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 169
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Child and School Psychology
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