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ERIC Number: ED199650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between Phonological Features in Oral Reading and Reading Comprehension of Black West Indians.
Sundre, Donna; Karlin, Andrea
A study investigated the relationship between phonological features in the oral reading of black West Indians and their reading comprehension. Subjects were 54 college students at the College of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas. Each subject was recorded reading two passages and completed two cloze tests. The tapes then were analyzed for nine features of phonology. Bivariate correlations were computed to assess the relationship between each feature and reading comprehension. The results indicated no relationship between reading comprehension and phonological features related to pronunciation alone. However, significant positive relationships were found between features associated with verb tense and plural forms. The findings suggest that there is a relationship between a reader retaining "ed" endings when related to tense and retaining "s" endings when related to plurals and higher reading comprehension. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Dialect Interference; West Indians; West Indies
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).