Spelling and Writing Words: Theoretical and Methodological Advances provides a set of contributions about how individuals write words. Understanding word production is of major importance as it allows understanding how words -the basic elements of written language- are stored in the writers’ brain and how do writers select the spelling of a word.
The theoretical chapters address hot topics in the field such as the role of phonology in writing, bilingualism, language disorders, orthographic acquisition, and the influence of handwriting on reading. The methodological chapters address individual differences, how to measure handwriting performance in different handwriting styles, and neuroscientific approaches. The concluding chapters explore the future of written word production research.
Cyril Perret, Ph.D. (2007), Clermont-Ferrand University, is lecturer at the University of Poitiers, France. His research in experimental psychology investigates writing in adult writers. He analyses the cognitive processes involved in word writing and their dynamics with behavioral and neurophysiological (EEG) methods. Thierry Olive, Ph.D. (1999), University of Provence, is Senior Researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France. His research in experimental psychology investigates the cognitive processes which are engaged for constructing a text, and during note taking. Contributors are: Olivian Afonso, Carlos Àlvares, Anna L. Barnett, Patrick Bonin, Vincent Connelley, Markus Damian, Michel Fayol, Silvain Gerber, Sonia Kandel, Alain Meot, Marion Nys, Ronald Peereman, Thierry Olive, Sébastien Pacton, Cyril Perret, Quingquing Qu, Brenda Rapp, Laurence Seraphin-Thibon, Marie-Josèphe Tainturier, Yannick Wamain.
Students, researchers, and practitioners interested in the psychology and neuropsychology of spelling and writing words, and anyone concerned with language production.