ERIC Number: EJ481092
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Vocabulary Acquisition and Reading Ability.
Aguiar, Linda; Brady, Susan
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v3 n3-4 p413-25 Dec 1991
Studies fourth-grade children's lexical acquisition ability for aurally taught words. Finds that reading ability predicted facility at learning novel phonological sequences, while intelligence was the only factor which accounted for performance level for the semantic content of the words. Suggests that vocabulary deficits of less-skilled readers stem from difficulty establishing accurate phonological representations for new words. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special Issue: Genetic and Neurological Influences on Reading Disability.