Modern Hebrew, a highly synthetic Semitic language, is rich in morphemes. This volume supplies the first in-depth psycholinguistic analysis of the interaction between morphological knowledge and spelling in Hebrew as anchored in current general models of learning and literacy.
Modern Hebrew is a highly synthetic Semitic language-its lexicon is rich in morphemes. This volume supplies the first in-depth psycholinguistic analysis of the interaction between morphological knowledge and spelling in Hebrew. It also examines how far this model can be applied to other languages. Anchored to a connectionist, cognitive, cross-linguistic and typological framework, the study accords with today's perception of spelling as being much more than a mere technical skill. Contemporary psycholinguistic literature views spelling as a window on what people know about words and their structure. The strong correlation between orthographies and morphological units makes linking consistent grammatical and lexical representation and spelling units in speaker-writers a key research goal. Hebrew's wealth of morphological structures, reflected in its written form, promotes morphological perception and strategies in those who speak and write it, adding vitality and relevance to this work.
Foreword .- Introduction: A Linguist's Journey Towards Written Language .- Chapter 1: The Psycholinguistics of Spelling: Phonology and Beyond .- Chapter 2: Morphological Scaffolding in Learning to Spell: A Cross-linguistic Review .- Chapter 3: Spelling, Lexicon and Morphology .- Chapter 4: Historical and Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Hebrew .- Chapter 5: The Hebrew Phonology-orthographic Infrastructure .- Chapter 6: Morpho-orthographic Infrastructure .- Chapter 7: Root and Function Letters .- Chapter 8: The Phono-morpho-orthographic AHWY ___"_ Juncture .- Chapter 9: Spelling Cues in Nominals .- Chapter 10: Spelling Cues in Nominal Inflection .- Chapter 11: Spelling Cues in Verb Formation .- Chapter 12: Conclusion: The Psycholinguistics of Hebrew Spelling .- Subject index
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Dorit Ravid is a linguist and psycholinguist working on the acquisition of Hebrew and the development of linguistic literacy at the School of Education and the Department of Communications Disorders, Tel Aviv University. She has published extensively on early and later language acquisition in Hebrew and Arabic, the nature of spelling acquisition, the development of discourse production abilities, and on language learning in special populations.
No book has ever been written about spelling acquisition in Hebrew
Provides the most comprehensive and detailed model linguistically-based of Hebrew orthography
Integrates, for the first time, linguistic insights and developmental psycholinguistic evidence for the acquisition of spelling
Will serve as an indispensable guide for students, scholars, and practitioners in learning about Hebrew spelling and morphology in development