An Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy

Sharynne McLeod, Jane McCormack

An Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy

Sharynne McLeod, Jane McCormack

ISBN:

9780195527926

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Paperback

Published:

9 Nov 2015

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Description

Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy is written for Australian and New Zealand students studying education, speech pathology and linguistics, fields with a strong focus on communication. This book provides readers with a theoretical understanding of speech, language and literacy acquisition, and the ability to apply this understanding to individuals of different ages and developmental stages, including those who are developing typically and those with speech, language and literacy difficulties (e.g. as a result of structural or functional impairments such as hearing loss, social–pragmatic difficulties such as autism, or acquired conditions such as aphasia after a stroke). Throughout, indigenous people and languages of Australia and New Zealand are included, as well as people from other cultural and linguistic backgrounds. 

Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy uses a lifespan approach to consider communication skills from childhood to adolescence and adulthood. Typical acquisition is described throughout the book and many chapters provide tables of typical milestones or developmental sequences. Readers are provided with descriptions of difficulties people may have acquiring speech, language and literacy skills, and strategies are provided for educators, speech pathologists and linguists to support speech, language and literacy.

The broader audience for this book includes professionals in education, speech pathology and linguistics, as well as professionals and students in: child development, psychology, phonetics, English as a foreign language, early childhood, inclusive/special education, deaf or hard of hearing, audiology and learning disabilities.
Key Features
  • Interactive ebook includes 10 video case studies – showing Australian children (aged 2, 4, 5 and 7), university students, and a retired teacher. Readers are encouraged to use the videos as real life examples of the content within the chapters. The look and learn video activities at the end of most chapters enables application and consolidation of knowledge.
  • Case studies – the authors draw on their professional practice to describe other cases that are illustrative of the chapter content and its real-world application
  • Each chapter summary includes key messages for educators, speech pathologists, and linguists to show how the content is relevant for each profession
  • at the end of each chapter challenge readers to recall and apply what they have learned. The critical reflections can be used to facilitate discussions in tutorial groups and workshops and have been designed to have constructive alignment with the objectives of the chapter.
  • Features the The International Phonetic Alphabet (revised to 2005) and the Australian and New Zealand English consonants, vowels and illustrative words for quick reference

Contents

Preface                   
About the Editors 
Contributors
Acknowledgements
Part 1  Introduction 
Chapter 1: What is Speech, Language, and Literacy? 
Sharynne McLeod and Jane McCormack 
Chapter 2: Sociolinguistic Environments of Speech, Language, and Literacy 
Catherine Easton and Jane McCormack
Part 2  Speech
Chapter 3: Phonetics 
Felicity Cox and Sharynne McLeod
Chapter 4: Phonology 
Sarah Masso and Elise Baker
Part 3  Language 
Chapter 5: Semantics 
Natalie Munro and Karla McGregor
Chapter 6: Morphology 
Katherine Demuth, Kelly Miles, Sithembinkosi Dube, and Ekaterina Tomas
Chapter 7: Syntax 
Rosalind Thornton
Chapter 8: Discourse and Pragmatics 
Alison Ferguson and Elizabeth Spencer
Part 4  Literacy 
Chapter 9: Reading 
Sarah H. McDonagh
Chapter 10: Writing 
Noella M. Mackenzie and Janet Scull
Part 5  Foundations for Speech, Language, and Literacy 
Chapter 11: Cognitive Basis for Speech, Language, and Literacy 
Karen Smith-Lock and Lyndsey Nickels
Chapter 12: Neurobiological Basis for Speech, Language, and Literacy 
Angela Morgan and Frédérique J. Liégeois
Part 6  Speech, Language, and Literacy in Context 
Chapter 13: Interaction between Speech, Language, and Literacy 
Suze Leitão
Appendices: Video Transcripts 
Glossary 
Index

Authors

Sharynne McLeod is a Professor of speech and language acquisition at Charles Sturt University. 

Jane McCormack is an Associate Professor and the discipline leader of the undergraduate and masters of speech pathology programs at Charles Sturt University. 

Contributors

Elise Baker, PhD, Discipline of Speech Pathology, University of Sydney

Felicity Cox, PhD, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University

Catherine Easton, PhD, School of Community Health, Charles Sturt University

Katherine Demuth, PhD, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University

Sithembinkosi Dube, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University 

Alison Ferguson, PhD, Speech Pathology Discipline, University of Newcastle

Suze Leitão, PhD, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University

Frédérique J. Liégeois, PhD, University College London Institute of Child Health, London

Noella M. Mackenzie, EdD, School of Education, Charles Sturt University

Sarah Masso BAppSc(SpPath)(Hons), Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education, Charles Sturt University

Sarah H. McDonagh, PhD, School of Teacher Education, Charles Sturt University

Karla McGregor, PhD, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Iowa

Kelly Miles, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University

Angela Morgan, PhD, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and University of Melbourne

Natalie Munro, PhD, Speech Pathology Department, University of Sydney 

Lyndsey Nickels, PhD, ARC Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University

Janet Scull, PhD, Faculty of Education, Monash University

Karen Smith-Lock, PhD, ARC Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University

Elizabeth Spencer, PhD, Speech Pathology Discipline, University of Newcastle

Rosalind Thornton, PhD, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University

Ekaterina Tomas, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University

Student Resources

Each paperback copy of Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy comes with a code that gives readers online access to:

Oxford Ascend Interactive Ebook:

  • Full searchable text, highlighting and note-taking features
  • Key definitions when you click on select terms
  • Integrated Australian Oxford Dictionary

Extra digital resources including:

  • 10 videos which illustrate real situations with children and adults
  • 10 video transcripts of the videos
  • Phonetic transcription worksheets and accompanying audio files
  • Extension research and video activities to help you apply your learning
  • Multiple choice questions for self-testing 
  • A range of exercises and activities to practice and develop your professional skills 
  • Flashcard glossary to practice all the key terms.

To access:

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  3. Enter your code (found inside the back cover of the book)

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Chapter One: What is Speech, Language and Literacy?