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Film and Television

Film and television
MurielRobinson and MargaretMackey

Twenty-first-century children in most areas of the world become literate in a context that includes many forms of televisual text as part of their daily environment. In this chapter we will explore current evidence which illuminates our understanding of the relationship between televisual texts and children's literacy development, and of the complexities of the exchanges between print and televisual forms. The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘televisual’ as relating exclusively to television, but we will expand that definition to include television and also the other formats that provide moving image and sound. In the first edition of this chapter, that list included film, video, and DVD; now it must be expanded to include computer screens that offer streaming video, ...

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