1st Edition

Morphological Processing and Literacy Development Current Issues and Research

Edited By Rachel Berthiaume, Daniel Daigle, Alain Desrochers Copyright 2018
    296 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    296 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Synthesizing a range of studies on morphological processing from the past 30 years, this edited collection presents the current state of knowledge on morphological processing and defines classroom practices to help students conceptualise the role of morphology in reading, spelling, and vocabulary development. Research has increasingly indicated the importance of morphological tasks in relation to reading, spelling, and vocabulary acquisition in the classroom. Chapter authors present the theoretical considerations guiding morphological processing research to date, address the use of morphology with reference to different populations of learners, and propose effective and innovative instructional strategies for integrating morphology in the classroom.


    Kenn Apel


    Rachel Berthiaume, Daniel Daigle & Alain Desrochers

    PART I. Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Morphological Processing

    Chapter 1. A Linguistic Analysis of Word Morphology

    Laura M. Gonnerman

    Chapter 2. Psycholinguistic Studies of Word Morphology and their Implications for Models of the Mental Lexicon and Lexical Processing

    Laurie Beth Feldman and Petar Milin

    Chapter 3. Morphological Processing Tasks and Measurement Issues

    Rachel Berthiaume, Amélie Bourcier and Daniel Daigle

    PART II. Morphological Knowledge and Processes

    Chapter 4. The Acquisition of Inflectional Morphology in Children

    Catherine Maynard, Catherine Brissaud and Françoise Armand

    Chapter 5. The Acquisition of Derivational Morphology in Children

    Anila Fejzo, Alain Desrochers and S. Hélène Deacon

    Chapter 6. A Cross-Linguistic Analysis of the Role of Morphology in Reading Development

    Lynne G. Duncan

    Chapter 7. The Role of Morphology in Second Language Reading

    Séverine Casalis and Eva Commissaire

    Chapter 8. The Role of Morphology in Literacy Acquisition in Children with Dyslexia

    Pauline Quémart and Séverine Casalis

    Chapter 9. The Role of Morphology in Spelling Development

    Marie-Catherine St-Pierre

    PART III: Implications for Educational Practices

    Chapter 10. The Effects of Morphological Instruction on Vocabulary Learning, Reading, and Spelling

    John R. Kirby and Peter N. Bowers

    Chapter 11. Classroom Practices in Morphological Instruction

    Daniel Daigle, Rachel Berthiaume, Noémia Ruberto and Julie A. Wolter


    Rachel Berthiaume is Professor at the Faculty of Education of the Université de Montréal, Canada.

    Daniel Daigle is Professor at the Faculty of Education of the Université de Montréal, Canada.

    Alain Desrochers is Professor at the School of Psychology at University of Ottawa, Canada.