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Title: The Relation of Writing to Spoken Language
Edited By: Martin Neef
Richard W Sproat
Anneke Neijt
Series Title: Linguistische Arbeiten 460
Description:

This volume grew out of the workshop Writing Language, held at the Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen. The papers represent several lines of research into the intricate relation between writing and spoken language: Theoretical and computational linguists discuss the models that explain why orthographies are the way they are and the constraints that hold between writing and speaking a language; researchers in special education deal with the question of how certain aspects of orthography can be learned; and psycholinguists discuss aspects of language processing affected by variation in orthographies.

Table of Contents:
MARTIN NEEF/ANNEKE NEIJT/RICHARD SPROAT, Introduction. • ANNEKE NEIJT, The Interfaces of Writing and Grammar. • RICHARD SPROAT, The Consistency of the Orthographically Relevant Level in Dutch. • SUSANNE R. BORGWALDT/ANNETTE M.B. DE GROOT, Beyond the Rime: Measuring the Consistency of Monosyllabic and Polysyllabic Words. • DORIT RAVID/STEVEN GILLIS, Teachers' Perception of Spelling Patterns and Children's Spelling Errors: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective. • VINCENT J. VAN HEUVEN, Effects of Diaeresis on Visual Word Recognition in Dutch. • JOCHEN GEILFUSS-WOLFGANG, Optimal Hyphenation. • URSULA BREDEL, The Dash in German. • CHRISTINA NOACK, Regularities in German Orthography: A Computer-Based Comparison of Different Approaches to Sharpening. • MARTIN NEEF, The Reader's View: Sharpening in German. • THOMAS LINDAUER, How Syllable Structure affects Spelling: A Case Study in Swiss German Syllabification.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Psycholinguistics
Writing Systems
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 348430460X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: VI+210
Prices: EUR 56.00