Handbook of Children’s Literacy

  • Editors
  • Terezinha Nunes
  • Peter Bryant

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Literacy: Basic Processes in Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter Bryant, Terezinha Nunes
      Pages 3-10
    3. Liliana Tolchinsky
      Pages 11-29
    4. Rebecca Treiman
      Pages 31-42
    5. Gordon D. A. Brown, Nick Chater
      Pages 67-89
    6. Peter Bryant, Terezinha Nunes
      Pages 91-118
    7. Ursula Pretzlik, Lily Chan
      Pages 119-146
  3. Reading and Writing Texts: An Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Alison F. Garton, Chris Pratt
      Pages 149-153
    3. J. V. Oakhill, K. Cain
      Pages 155-180
    4. Michel Fayol
      Pages 181-197
    5. William E. Tunmer, James W. Chapman
      Pages 199-212
    6. Alison F. Garton, Chris Pratt
      Pages 213-228
    7. Gavriel Salomon, Ely Kozminsky, Merav Asaf
      Pages 229-246
  4. Non-Normative Development in Children’s Literacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Carsten Elbro
      Pages 249-256
    3. Séverine Casalis
      Pages 257-273

About this book


The Handbook of Children’s Literacy provides a unique collection of papers, offering a multi-perspective, multi-disciplinary approach to understanding alphabetic literacy. The analyses at word, text and cultural levels offer an integrative view of literacy. Basic research, theoretical advances, investigations in the classroom, analyses of literacy acquisition by readers with special needs, cross-linguistic comparisons and a historical and cultural perspective will enrich the understanding of literacy of academics and practitioners alike. This is a rare opportunity to consider literacy in breadth and depth by consulting a single collection. The contributing authors are distinguished experts in their domain of investigation, teacher educators and teachers in sixteen different countries.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-1731-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6422-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1731-1
  • About this book