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Archive for December, 2015

Learning to Read Words by Sight.

LEARNING TO READ WORDS An interpretation of a 2005 paper by Linnea C. Ehri “Words are the basic units that reader’s eyes pick up and process to construct meaning out of print.” “Eye movement studies show that when readers read a text, their eyes land on practically every word.” “Because words are always spelled the […]

Vygotsky on Thought and Speech

Vygotsky on Thought and Speech. “The meaning of a word represents such a close amalgamation of thought and language that it is hard to tell whether it is a phenomenon of speech or a phenomenon of thought. A word without meaning is an empty sound; meaning, therefore, is a criterion of “word”, its indispensable component. […]

Speech Sounds

A summary taken from a paper by Professor Robert F Port  2006 Speech sounds are articulated very quickly, i.e. between 10-15 sounds are uttered within a second. Human speech produces complex sound patterns, delivered temporally (i.e. within a timescale). Humans can recognise speech at this rate, and understand it in their own language. It is […]

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