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"Fluency in Reading: Synchronization of Processes" (book)

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  • Don Osborn
    Although this title does not deal with multilingual issues, its discussion of cognitive aspects of literacy may be of interest to some. (Fwd from Linguist
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      Although this title does not deal with multilingual issues, its
      discussion of cognitive aspects of literacy may be of interest to
      some. (Fwd from Linguist list)... DZO


      Date: 31-Jan-2006
      From: Elizabeth Gangeri <Elizabeth.Gangeri@...>
      Subject: Fluency in Reading: Breznitz

      Title: Fluency in Reading
      Subtitle: Synchronization of Processes
      Published: 2006
      Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
      http://www.erlbaum.com/

      Author: Zvia Breznitz, University of Haifa
      Hardback: ISBN: 080584144X Pages: 320 Price: U.S. $ 99.95
      Abstract:

      This is the first book to examine in-depth the crucial role of the
      speed of information processing in the brain in determining reading
      fluency in both normal and dyslexic readers.

      Part I explains fluency in reading from both traditional and modern
      perspectives. Fluency has historically been viewed as the outcome of
      other reading-related factors and has often been seen as a convenient
      measure of reading skills. This book, however, argues that fluency has
      a strong impact on other aspects of reading and plays a central role
      in the entire reading process.

      Part II deals with the determinants of reading fluency. Chief among
      these is the speed of information processing in the brain. Using both
      behavioral and electrophysiological evidence, the book systematically
      examines the features of processing speed in the various brain systems
      involved in reading: visual-orthographic, auditory-phonological, and
      semantic and shows how speed of processing affects fluency in reading.

      Part III deals with the complex issues of cross-modal integration and
      specifically with the need for effective synchronization of the brain
      processes involved in reading. It puts forward the Synchronization
      Hypothesis and discusses the role of the Asynchrony Phenomenon as a
      major factor in dyslexia. Finally, it summarizes research on
      manipulating reading rate by means of the Acceleration method,
      providing evidence for a possible intervention aimed at reducing
      Asynchrony.

      This book is appropriate for researchers and advanced students in
      reading, dyslexia, learning disabilities, cognitive psychology, and
      neuropsychology.

      Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

      Written In: English (eng )

      See this book announcement on our website:
      http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=18179
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