ERIC Number: ED037722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Language & Reading: An Interdisciplinary Approach.
Gunderson, Doris V., Comp.
This compilation consists of a series of articles on selected aspects of reading problems. In her preface, the compiler insists upon the educational value of examining several perspectives on the same problem; thus, this book contains discussion by linguists, anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, economists, and specialists in certain fields of medicine. There are three main sections--(1) Reading and Language, (2) Reading Research, and (3) Reading Problems. The first section contains papers concerned with language and theories of reading, and includes some discussion of beginning reading. Papers in section two deal with research: the direction in which reading research should go, a conceptual analysis of reading, and a research study on perceptual training. The third section includes several articles which discuss factors contributing to reading disability, a discussion of the confusing use of the term dyslexia, and a paper on reading disability in Japan. The final paper is a current look at the state of reading instruction. (FB)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Disadvantaged Youth, Dyslexia, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Reading Difficulty, Reading Failure, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Sociolinguistics
Publications Section, Center for Applied Linguistics, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($8.00)
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.