Uta Frith on Reading Acquisition - Dictionary of Arguments
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Reading Acquisition/Frith: (Frith 1998)(1): the acquisition of the alphabetic code is like catching a virus: “This virus infects all speech processing, as now whole word sounds are automatically broken up into sound constituents. Language is never the same again” (p. 1051).
Goswami: learning the alphabet causes fundamental changes in the way that the brain represents whole word sounds, even though the alphabet is a visual code. But equally important is the question of what kinds of brain-based representations for word sounds exist prior to the acquisition of literacy. It seems plausible that the nature of these lexical representations could either facilitate, or inhibit, the acquisition of literacy.
1. Frith, U. (1998). Editorial: Literally changing the brain. Brain, 121, 1051–1052.
Usha Goswami, „Reading and Spelling.Revisiting Bradley and Bryant’s Study“ in: Alan M. Slater & Paul C. Quinn (eds.) 2012. Developmental Psychology. Revisiting the Classic Studies. London: Sage Publications_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World, Hoboken/NJ 2007
Wie unser Gehirn die Welt erschafft Heidelberg 2013
Alan M. Slater
Paul C. Quinn
Developmental Psychology. Revisiting the Classic Studies London 2012