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ERIC Number: ED040007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 43
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Use of Simple and Conditional Letter-Sound Correspondences in Children's Pronunciations of Synthetic Words.
Chapman, Robin S.; And Others
Conditional letter sound correspondences (LSC) in which the pronunciation of a letter is determined by its graphemic environment were studied. Conditional LSC patterns selected for investigation were the c, g, and vowel-in-final-e patterns. The study had two aims: (1) to gather normative data for LSC generalizations and (2) to examine, for each pattern, the relation of appropriate choice of pronunciation to school achievement and IQ. A 69-item list of synthetic words was constructed and presented to a total of 561 subjects from grades 2, 4, 6, and 8 and undergraduates. IQ and achievement test scores from school-administered tests were recorded. Grade point average was used as an achievement-score measure for undergraduates. Both correct and plausible responses were analyzed. Treatment of data was by analysis of variance. Results indicated that better students showed greater mastery of all three conditional patterns tested. Mastery of the conditional patterns increased through grade 8. This is in contrast to the acquisition pattern for simple LSC generalizations. References and tables are included. (WB)
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Note: Paper presented at the conference of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minn., Mar. 2-6, 1970