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ERIC Number: EJ1180017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
Longitudinal Contributions of Phonemic Awareness to Reading Greek beyond Estimation of Verbal Ability and Morphological Awareness
Pittas, Evdokia
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v34 n3 p218-232 2018
This longitudinal study considers the contributions of language awareness to children's learning to read and spell. The aim of the study was to examine whether the connection between phonemic awareness and literacy in Greek is constant over time even when appropriate controls are taken into account. I examined this hypothesis with Greek Cypriot children (N = 404) ages 6 to 10. Results showed that after an interval of 8 months and even after I controlled for the estimation of verbal ability and morphological awareness, phonemic awareness predicted children's performance in reading. Phonemic awareness predicted spelling only after I controlled for the estimation of verbal ability. In terms of the need to establish more general theories about phonemic awareness and literacy, this study contributes the long-term relation between phonemic awareness and literacy in Greek. In practice, this study contributes valid measures for assessing phonemic and morphological awareness in Greek.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
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