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13:00 - 14:00 28 November 2017

Language and Cognition Seminar - Learning to read and the transition from novice to expert: why reading experience matters


Chandler House, room G10 (link Map)
2 Wakefield St | London | WC1N 1PF | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Speaker: Prof Kate Nation

The scientific study of reading has taught us much about the beginnings of reading in childhood, with clear evidence that the gateway to reading opens when children are able to decode, or ‘sound out’ written words. Similarly, there is a large evidence base charting the cognitive processes that characterise skilled word recognition in adults. Less understood is how children develop word reading expertise.

Once basic reading skills are in place, what factors are critical for children to move from novice to expert? This talk outlines the role of reading experience in this transition. Encountering individual words in text provides opportunities for children to refine their knowledge about how spelling represents spoken language. Alongside this however, reading experience provides much more than repeated exposure to individual words in isolation...more information in the link below.


Claudia Bruns and Gwen Brekelmans
Please email | langcog-seminars@ucl.ac.uk


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