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Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy : includes interactive e-book - Sharynne McLeod

Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy

includes interactive e-book

Paperback Published: 9th November 2015
ISBN: 9780195527926
Number Of Pages: 576

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Includes the print book and an interactive ebook which features 10 video case studies - showing Australian children (aged 2, 4, 5 and 7), university students, and a retired teacher. Readers are encouraged to use the videos as real life examples of the content within the chapters. The look and learn video activities at the end of most chapters enables application and consolidation of knowledge.

Features the The International Phonetic Alphabet (revised to 2005) and the Australian and New Zealand English consonants, vowels and illustrative words for quick reference 

Product Description

Introduction to Speech, Language, and Literacy is written for Australian and New Zealand students studying education, speech pathology and linguistics--fields with a strong focus on communication. The book provides readers with a theoretical understanding of speech, language, and literacy acquisition, and the ability to apply this understanding to individuals of different ages and developmental stages, including those who are developing typically and those with speech, language, and literacy difficulties. Within most chapters, Indigenous people and languages of Australia and New Zealand are included as well as people from other cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

The book uses a lifespan approach to consider communication skills from childhood, to adolescence and adulthood. Typical acquisition is described throughout the book and many chapters provide tables of typical milestones or developmental sequences. Readers are provided with descriptions of difficulties people may have acquiring speech, language, and literacy skills, and strategies are provided for educators, speech pathologists and linguists to support speech, language, and literacy.

The inclusion of case studies is a key feature of this book, used to demonstrate the development and use of speech, language, and literacy by different people in different contexts. The book comes with access to 10 video case studies, which the chapter authors draw on to demonstrate features of speech, language, and literacy. In addition, authors draw on their professional practice to describe other cases that are illustrative of the chapter content and its real-world application.

About the Authors

Sharynne McLeod is Professor of Speech and Language Acquisition in the School of Education at Charles Sturt University.

Jane McCormack is Associate Professor and Discipline Leader - Speech Pathology in the School of Community Health at Charles Sturt University.

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Using the ad part of my uni study. It covers lots of areas and has lots of information. Well set out and easy to find info. Links to online videos for examples clarifies lots of things.

Echuca, AU



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Preface                   About the Editors ContributorsAcknowledgementsPart 1  Introduction Chapter 1: What is Speech, Language, and Literacy? Sharynne McLeod and Jane McCormack Chapter 2: Sociolinguistic Environments of Speech, Language, and Literacy Catherine Easton and Jane McCormackPart 2  Speech Chapter 3: Phonetics  Felicity Cox and Sharynne McLeodChapter 4: Phonology Sarah Masso and Elise BakerPart 3  Language Chapter 5: Semantics Natalie Munro and Karla McGregorChapter 6: Morphology Katherine Demuth, Kelly Miles, Sithembinkosi Dube, and Ekaterina TomasChapter 7: Syntax Rosalind ThorntonChapter 8: Discourse and Pragmatics Alison Ferguson and Elizabeth SpencerPart 4  Literacy Chapter 9: Reading Sarah H. McDonaghChapter 10: Writing Noella M. Mackenzie and Janet ScullPart 5  Foundations for Speech, Language, and Literacy Chapter 11: Cognitive Basis for Speech, Language, and Literacy Karen Smith-Lock and Lyndsey NickelsChapter 12: Neurobiological Basis for Speech, Language, and Literacy Angela Morgan and Frédérique J. LiégeoisPart 6  Speech, Language, and Literacy in Context Chapter 13: Interaction between Speech, Language, and Literacy Suze LeitãoAppendices: Video Transcripts Glossary Index 

ISBN: 9780195527926
ISBN-10: 0195527925
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 9th November 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 20.32  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.37

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