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[Xmca-l] Re: Can symbols help people learning to read?



Andy,
please Cc me in your reply to your friend.

Thanks
Carol

On 11 March 2015 at 08:09, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

> Thanks, Yrjö. I have that book. I'll scan the article for my friend.
> Andy
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *Andy Blunden*
> http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
>
>
> Engeström, Yrjö H M wrote:
>
>> Andy, you might take a look at Kyosho Amano's chapter
>>
>>       Improvement of schoolchildren's reading and writing ability
>>       through the formation of linguistic awareness
>>       <https://www.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=GCVCZy2xHD4C&oi=
>> fnd&pg=PA183&dq=K.+Amano+perspectives+on+activity+
>> theory&ots=lZ1KOHx5lY&sig=zxCCJ0vaJD3ScfrgkEcInqaVItM>
>>
>>
>> in the volume /Perspectives on Activity Theory/ (edited by Engeström,
>> Miettinen & Punamäki, 1999).
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Yrjö
>>
>>
>> On Mar 11, 2015, at 7:59 AM, Andy Blunden wrote:
>>
>>  I am forwarding this message from a good friend who has a question about
>>> literacy education.
>>> If you know of research on this question, perhaps you could cc Mike B.
>>> in your reply.
>>> ***
>>> My sister is in the education field and she is looking for theory and
>>> research to refute an influential paper which claims introducing symbols to
>>> non-readers actually hampers their ability to develop literacy skills. The
>>> little I have read on AT and semiotics seems to at least indicate that
>>> under certain conditions, symbols can aid literacy. But I am looking for
>>> something specific and/or definite.
>>> ***
>>> Andy
>>> --
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> *Andy Blunden*
>>> http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/ <http://home.pacific.net.au/%7Eandy/>
>>>
>>>
>>
>


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Carol A  Macdonald Ph D (Edin)
Developmental psycholinguist
Academic, Researcher,  and Editor
Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Linguistics, Unisa