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ERIC Number: EJ668525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Do Beez Buzz? Rule-Based and Frequency-Based Knowledge in Learning To Spell Plural -s.
Kemp, Nenagh; Bryant, Peter
Child Development, v74 n1 p63-74 Jan-Feb 2003
Three studies showed that 5- to 9-year-olds and adults do not usually base their spellings of plural real-word and pseudo-word endings on the morphological rule that all regular plurals are spelled with -s. Participants appeared to use their knowledge of complex but untaught spelling patterns, which is based on the frequency with which certain letters co-occur in written English. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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