Originally published in 1995, this collection of papers introduced a new dimension to the understanding of reading by focusing on the relation between spoken and written language processing. New perspectives on speech and reading are introduced by highlighting aspects of the two linguistic skills that had received little attention in the past. The comparative perspective adopted in this collection presents an innovative focus on speech and the acquisition of alphabetic reading skill. Major new sources of evidence are discussed, like reading in nonconventional input modalities, braille reading, and speech processing in lip-reading. Contributors also discuss the reading process in non-alphabetic orthographies and the specifics of the reading acquisition problem in logographic or mixed writing systems (like Chinese and Japanese) and their relations to underlying speech representations. A central concern of all chapters is the role of phonological processes in different modalities and writings systems, and at different stages in the reading acquisition process. Drawing on expertise of the contributors, the book presents a novel and varied view of the achievements, the promises and the challenges facing the researcher once the intimate link between speech and reading comes to the foreground.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors. Preface. Introduction – Speech and Reading: One Side to Two Coins Beatrice de Gelder and José Morais Part 1: Speech Processing, Its Specificity and Its Relation to Reading 1. The Relation of Speech to Reading and Writing Alvin M. Liberman 2. The Recognition of Lexical Units in Speech Anne Cutler and James M. McQueen 3. On the Linguistic Module in Auditory Memory Robert G. Crowder and Aimee M. Surprenant 4. Gestures, Features and Segments in Early Child Speech Michael Studdert-Kennedy and Elizabeth Whitney Goodell Part 2: Speech and Reading in Different Modalities 5. Language by Touch: The Case of Braille Reading Paul Bertelson 6. Pre-lingual Deafness and Literacy: A New Look at Old Ideas Ruth Campbell and Vivian Burden 7. Memory Deficits for Heard Lip-read Speech in Young and Adult Poor Readers Beatrice de Gelder and Jean Vroomen Part 3: Reading in Different Orthographies 8. Cognitive Processes in Writing Chinese Characters: Basic Issues and Some Preliminary Data Sam-Po Law and Alfonso Caramazza 9. Phonological Processes in Serbo-Croatian and English Georgije Lukatela and M.T. Turvey 10. Nonsemantic Reading in Kanji and English: Universal and Language-specific Features Sumiko Sasanuma and Karalyn Patterson 11. Learning to be a Conspirator: A Tale of Becoming a Good Chinese Reader Ovid J.L. Tzeng, Zhong Hui Lin, Daisy L. Hung and Wei Ling Lee Part 4: Reading Acquisition and Its Impact on Language Processes 12. Phonological and Grammatical Skills in Learning to Read Peter Bryant 13. The Impact of Learning to Read on the Functional Anatomy of Language Processing Thomas H. Carr and Michael I. Posner 14. Literacy and Linguistic Awareness Pratibha Karanth, Asha Kudva and Aparna Vijayan 15. The Consequences of Phonemic Awareness José Morais and Régine Kolinsky 16. Mechanisms of Word-retrieval: Neuropsychological Investigations of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease J.M. Gurd and J.C. Marshall. Author Index. Subject Index.