Handbook of literacy in Akshara orthography /

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Imprint:Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
Description:1 online resource
Series:Literacy studies ; volume 17
Literacy studies ; v. 17.
Subject:Language and languages -- Orthography and spelling.
Language and languages -- Orthography and spelling.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11912755
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Other authors / contributors:Joshi, R. Malatesha, editor.
McBride, Catherine, editor.
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Malayalam Reading Acquisition Within a Multilingual Context
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Summary:This volume examines the unique characteristics of akshara orthography and how they may affect literacy development and problems along with the implications for assessment and instruction. Even though akshara orthography is used by more than a billion people, there is an urgent need for a systematic attempt to bring the features, research findings, and future directions of akshara together in a coherent volume. We hope that this volume will bridge that gap. Akshara is used in several Indic languages, each calling it by a slightly different name, for example 'aksharamu', in Telugu, 'akshara' in Kannada, and 'akshar' in Hindi. It is the Bhrami-derived orthography used across much of the Indian subcontinent. There is a growing body of research on the psycholinguistic underpinnings of learning to read akshara, and the emerging perspective is that akshara, even though classified as alphasyllabaries, abugida, and semi-syllabic writing systems, is neither alphabetic nor syllabic. Rather, akshara orthography is unique and deserves to be a separate classification and needs further investigation relating to literacy acquisition in akshara. The chapters in this volume, written by leading authors in the field, will inform the reader of the current research on akshara in a coherent and systematic way.
Other form:Print version: Joshi, R. Malatesha. Handbook of Literacy in Akshara Orthography. Cham : Springer, ©2019 9783030059767
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-030-05