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ERIC Number: EJ1174153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-7237
The Effects of Phonological Skills and Vocabulary on Morphophonological Processing
Boersma, Tiffany; Baker, Anne; Rispens, Judith; Weerman, Fred
First Language, v38 n2 p147-174 Apr 2018
Morphophonological processing involves the phonological analysis of morphemes. Item-specific phonological characteristics have been shown to influence morphophonological skills in children. This study investigates the relative contributions of broad phonological skills and vocabulary to production and judgement accuracies of the Dutch past tense and diminutive, two morphophonological processes. Typically developing children (age 5;0-10;0, N = 114) were asked to produce and judge real and nonce diminutives and regular past tenses. Phonological processing skills were measured using a phonological awareness, digit span and nonword repetition task; vocabulary using the PPVT. Phonological skills and vocabulary contributed significantly to the production and judgement of the past tense and diminutive. The results underline the relation between phonological skills and the lexicon and the processing of morphophonology. These findings go further than showing the importance of the item-specific phonological context of the stem and suffix: they indicate that more general skills in the domain of phonology and vocabulary are involved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Digit Span Test; Raven Progressive Matrices; Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals
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