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ERIC Number: EJ1041617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
The Influence of Two Cognitive-Linguistic Variables on Incidental Word Learning in 5-Year-Olds
Abel, Alyson D.; Schuele, C. Melanie
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v43 n4 p447-463 Aug 2014
The relation between incidental word learning and two cognitive-linguistic variables--phonological memory and phonological awareness--is not fully understood. Thirty-five typically developing, 5-year-old, preschool children participated in a study examining the association between phonological memory, phonological awareness, and incidental word learning. Children were exposed to target words in a read-aloud story that accompanied a wordless picture book. Target word comprehension was assessed before and after two readings of the story. Phonological awareness predicted incidental word learning but phonological memory did not. The influence of phonological awareness and phonological memory on word learning may be dependent on the demands of the word learning task.
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Language: English
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