ERIC Number: ED046626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Instrument for Testing Pronunciations of Vowel Clusters. Part I: Linguistic Background.
Johnson, Dale; Venezky, Richard
Since pronunciations of vowel clusters are among the most unpredictable letter-sound correspondences in English and therefore children learning to read must often rely on something other than spelling as a clue to pronunciation of vowel cluster words, data relating to pronunciation frequencies of certain vowel clusters were gathered for this study, and a rationale for selection of words containing these clusters was developed. An instrument devised for use in assessing children's initial pronunciations of vowel clusters in unfamiliar words is described, and a study using it is proposed. Results of the study will be presented in a second report. (MS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.