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ERIC Number: ED555897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 187
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3035-2675-6
A Casual-Comparative Study of the Phonological Processing of Romanian and American Third-Grade Students
Winget, Cheryl McCowan
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Regent University
When considering the most discernible indicator of dyslexia, most researchers have agreed that phonological awareness is perhaps the most pertinent sign (Gillon, 2004; Hallahan & Kauffman, 2006; Lyon, Shaywitz, & Shaywitz, 2003). However, is this true in languages other than English? How does orthography affect phonological awareness/processing? Do the indicators of dyslexia change if the orthography of a language alters the way children process phonologically? The interconnectedness of orthography and phonological awareness/processing is the crux of this research design. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there are significant differences in phonological processing among Romanian and American third-grade students. Secondarily, I looked for discrepancies that were due to the depth of the orthography of each language. The results of this study indicated that there are significant differences in phonological processing when comparing native Romanian-speaking third-grade students enrolled in a Romanian school and native English-speaking American third-grade students enrolled in two American schools. Given that little research has been conducted on this topic in Romanian, this study primarily adds to the body of literature regarding phonological processing skills, orthography, and dyslexia that specifically assist Romanian students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Romania; United States