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Literacy, Storytelling and Bilingualism in Asian Classrooms


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1. Introduction to Asian language researches Alice Sterling Honig 2. English vocabulary instruction in six early childhood classrooms in Hong Kong Carrie Lau and Nirmala Rao 3. Implementation of the Hong Kong language policy in pre-school settings Cheung-Shing Sam Leung, Swee Eng Audrey Lim and Yuen Ling Li 4. Relationships between early language skills and future literacy development in Hong Kong Richard Wong Kwok Shing 5. Relationships between receptive vocabulary in English and Cantonese proficiency among five-year-old Hong Kong Kindergarten children Richard Wong Kwok Shing, Conrad Perry, Brian MacWhinney and Irene Wong Oi-ling 6. Predictors of reading ability in English for Mandarin-speaking bilingual children in Singapore Yah Hui Tan, Kenneth K. Poon and Susan J. Rickard Liow 7. Gender differences in the reading process of six-year-olds in Singapore Noel Kok Hwee Chia and Norman Kiak Nam Kee 8. Teachers' perceptions of the importance of stories in the lives of children in Myanmar H.W. Tin, Karen P. Nonis, Swee Eng Audrey Lim and Alice Sterling Honig 9. Learning and language: educarer-child interactions in Singapore infant-care settings Cynthia Lim and Sirene May-Yin Lim 10. Taiwanese preschoolers' emergent reading behaviours with an unfamiliar storybook Chu-Chu Wu and Alice Sterling Honig

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Alice Sterling Honig is Professor Emerita in the Department of Child and Family Studies at Syracuse University, NY, USA. She is a licensed psychologist, working to help families with life problems, and has conducted volunteer workshops for divorcing parents with custody issues. She is the author or editor of over 600 articles and chapters, and over twenty books. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Orthopsychiatric Association, and the Society for Research in Child Development.

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