Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal 14: 377–378, 2001.
NATO ADVANCED STUDY INSTITUTE
(Linguistic relativity of orthographic and phonological structures)
Literacy Acquisition, Assessment & Intervention:
The Role of Phonology, Orthography, and Morphology
Il Ciocco, Italy, 5–16 November 2001
The objective of this institute is to discuss and integrate the most recently
accrued knowledge regarding the inﬂuence of phonology, orthography, and
morphology, on literacy acquisition, assessment, and intervention. Special
emphasis will be given to the nature of orthography in different writing
systems and its relation to literacy skills in both alphabetic and non-alphabetic
scripts. A NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) is a high level learning
activity in which a carefully deﬁned topic is presented in a systematic
and coherent program. Principal lecturers provide an in-depth treatment
of specialized topics in the ﬁeld while formal and informal discussions
contribute to the free exchange of expertise and ideas.
The tentative list of lecturers and senior scientists include: P.G. AARON,
P. BRYANT, M. CARAVALAS, G. COSSU, L. EHRI, J-E. GOMBERT,
U. GOSWAMI, E. GREGORENKO, P. GOUGH, B. KACZMARAK, C.K.
LEONG, G. LUKATELA, J. MORAIS, R.OLSON, BANU ONEY, G.
PAVILIDIS, C. PORPODAS, P. REITSMA, M. SADOSKI, R. TREIMAN,
J. VAID, AND R. VENEZKY.
Participants are mainly senior scientists, post-doctoral students, and post-
graduate students, who are in their ﬁnal stages of dissertation work. Due to
the nature of this ASI, only a limited number of participants are selected
to register and attend the institute. Further, due to the increased support
of NATO to its 26 partner (mainly eastern European) countries and seven
Mediterranean dialogue countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania,
Morocco, and Tunisia), applicants from these countries would receive special
PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED TO STAY FOR THE ENTIRE
DURATION OF THE INSTITUTE. For those selected, the participation fee
per day is about Italian Lira 150,000 for double occupancy, and 190,000 for
single occupancy, three meals per day and use of hotel facilities (current rate
of conversion is about 2,000 Liras = 1 US dollar). On the basis of the avail-