chapter  12
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Literacy Acquisition in Greek: Research Review of the Role of Phonological and Cognitive Factors

ByCostas D. Porpodas

Understanding the ways in which young children acquire literacy and process reading and spelling seems to be of interest not only to the researcher who focuses on the cognitive and linguistic processes of literacy acquisition and development, but also to those who teach young children to read and spell. Furthermore, the issue of how Greek children acquire literacy and process reading and spelling seems to be of interest to reading theorists and educationists alike. This is justified on the grounds that the Greek language has its own orthographic identity which is distinct from other orthographies.