Book Review: Children’s Literacy Development by Catherine MCBride-Chang. First published in Great Britain by Arnold, a member of the Hodder Headline group. Published in 2004, Distributed in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 202pp, Paperback

Book Review: Children’s Literacy Development by Catherine MCBride-Chang. First published in... Reading and Writing (2005) 18:377–384  Springer 2005 DOI 10.1007/s11145-005-3357-x Book Review Children’s Literacy Development by Catherine MCBride-Chang. First published in Great Britain by Arnold, a member of the Hodder Headline group. Published in 2004, Distributed in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 202 pp, Paperback This small but elegant book is about literacy development of children. Its focus being literacy development, this book deals with reading, writ- ing, and spelling, hot topics in the contemporary field of education and psychology. A unique feature of the book is its treatment of literacy development from a cross-cultural perspective drawing the attention of the reader to similarities and differences between findings of literacy studies of the English language and those of a few other languages. Being a professor of Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong but having English as her mother tongue, the author has a unique background to deal with literacy development in two languages, Chinese and English. Comparisons of literacy development in these two lan- guages are likely to be most refreshing, especially for readers who are inundated with studies of the alphabetic writing system, since they will gain a fresh perspective about reading http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reading and Writing Springer Journals

Book Review: Children’s Literacy Development by Catherine MCBride-Chang. First published in Great Britain by Arnold, a member of the Hodder Headline group. Published in 2004, Distributed in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 202pp, Paperback

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Springer
Subject
Linguistics; Language and Literature; Psycholinguistics; Education, general; Neurology; Literacy
ISSN
0922-4777
eISSN
1573-0905
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11145-005-3357-x
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Reading and Writing (2005) 18:377–384  Springer 2005 DOI 10.1007/s11145-005-3357-x Book Review Children’s Literacy Development by Catherine MCBride-Chang. First published in Great Britain by Arnold, a member of the Hodder Headline group. Published in 2004, Distributed in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 202 pp, Paperback This small but elegant book is about literacy development of children. Its focus being literacy development, this book deals with reading, writ- ing, and spelling, hot topics in the contemporary field of education and psychology. A unique feature of the book is its treatment of literacy development from a cross-cultural perspective drawing the attention of the reader to similarities and differences between findings of literacy studies of the English language and those of a few other languages. Being a professor of Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong but having English as her mother tongue, the author has a unique background to deal with literacy development in two languages, Chinese and English. Comparisons of literacy development in these two lan- guages are likely to be most refreshing, especially for readers who are inundated with studies of the alphabetic writing system, since they will gain a fresh perspective about reading

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Reading and WritingSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 16, 2005

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