The Literacy Dictionary

The Literacy Dictionary

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Designed to be a resource to help educational practitioners, researchers, and other interested persons in the national and international community to understand terms used in contemporary and historical writings about literacy, this dictionary provides authenticated definitions of the technical terminology of the nature, study, and practice of literacy. As a result of theoretical and practical advances since the 1981 edition of the dictionary (when it was entitled qA Dictionary of Reading and Related Terms, q) the dictionary views the theory and practice of reading and writing development in relation to the broader concept of literacy. The greatest increase in dictionary terminology since 1981 is in the fields of literacy, language, sociology, and supporting technology. New fields (not present in the 1981 dictionary) that contribute additional terminology are those of writing, literacy criticism, student assessment, print and graphic design, and semiotics. The dictionary also contains 14 invited essays written by noted scholars who offer their personal views on topics such as censorship, dyslexia, emergent literacy, evaluation in education, functional literacy, literacy, literary criticism, phonemic awareness, readability, reader response, problems in translation, and whole language. Appendixes present a wordex, a list of common abbreviations and their meanings, and a 129-item selected bibliography. (RS)Ftest functional shift I allies and sentences in 100- word samples, with corresponding grade-level values read from a graph. ... F test a statistical test for the significance of the difference between the variances of two samples of behavior; F; F value. ... 1-3 and essay). 3. environmental print encountered. functional shift the extension of the use of a word from one grammatical category to another, as witnessanbsp;...

Title:The Literacy Dictionary
Author:Theodore L. Harris, Richard E. Hodges
Publisher:International Reading Assoc. - 1995-09-21


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