ERIC Number: ED109629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Confusability of Consonant Phonemes in Sound Discrimination Tasks.
Rudegeair, Robert E.
The findings of Marsh and Sherman's investigation, in 1970, of the speech sound discrimination ability of kindergarten subjects, are discussed in this paper. In the study a comparison was made between performance when speech sounds were presented in isolation and when speech sounds were presented in a word context, using minimal sound contrasts. The findings of the Marsh and Sherman study are compared to results from similar studies, and it is concluded that the Marsh and Sherman data base is substantially supported. The implications of sound discrimination data for phonics-based reading programs are then discussed, and it is recommended that teachers and program planners be cautious in introducing sounds with a high probability of confusion. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.