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ERIC Number: EJ597821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
The Effect of Kana Literacy Acquisition on the Speech Segmentation Unit Used by Japanese Young Children.
Inagaki, Kayoko; Hatano, Giyoo; Otake, Takashi
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v75 n1 p70-91 Jan 2000
Three experiments investigated whether Japanese children's segmentation units would change as they learned to read "kana" letters, which represent "morae" or Japanese subsyllabic rhythmic units. Results indicated that children's conscious segmentation of words, except for those having a geminate stop consonant, progressed from being a mixture of syllable- and mora-based to being predominantly mora-based. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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