The Science of Reading: A Handbook

The Science of Reading: A Handbook

Editor(s): Margaret J. Snowling, Charles Hulme

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405114882

Online ISBN: 9780470757642

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757642

About this Book

The Science of Reading: A Handbook brings together state-of-the-art reviews of reading research from leading names in the field, to create a highly authoritative, multidisciplinary overview of contemporary knowledge about reading and related skills.


  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the subject, including theoretical approaches, reading processes, stage models of reading, cross-linguistic studies of reading, reading difficulties, the biology of reading, and reading instruction
  • Divided into seven sections:Word Recognition Processes in Reading; Learning to Read and Spell; Reading Comprehension; Reading in Different Languages; Disorders of Reading and Spelling; Biological Bases of Reading; Teaching Reading
  • Edited by well-respected senior figures in the field

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Word Recognition Processes in Reading

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    2. Chapter 5

      Eye Movements During Reading (pages 79–97)

      Keith Rayner, Barbara J. Juhasz and Alexander Pollatsek

  2. Part II: Learning to Read and Spell

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  3. Part III: Reading Comprehension

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    2. Chapter 12

      Comprehension (pages 211–226)

      Walter Kintsch and Katherine A. Rawson

  4. Part IV: Reading in Different Languages

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  5. Part V: Disorders of Reading and Spelling

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    2. Chapter 22

      Acquired Disorders of Reading (pages 413–430)

      Matthew A. Lambon Ralph and Karalyn Patterson

    3. Chapter 23

      Spelling Disorders (pages 431–447)

      Cristina Romani, Andrew Olson and Anna Maria Di Betta

  6. Part VI: The Biological Bases of Reading

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    2. Chapter 24

      Genetics of Dyslexia (pages 453–472)

      Bruce F. Pennington and Richard K. Olson

  7. Part VII: Teaching Reading

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