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Morphological Processing and Literacy Development
Current Issues and Research

ISBN 9780367432980
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
296 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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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

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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.