ERIC Number: EJ697732
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Publication Date: 2005-Apr
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Grammatical Sensitivity: Its Origins and Potential Contribution to Early Word Reading Skill
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v90 n4 p318-343 Apr 2005
A three-phase longitudinal study examined the origins of grammatical sensitivity and its usefulness as a predictor of early word-level reading. At about 4 years of age, children were given a range of language and cognitive tests. One year later, the children were given a further series of language and cognitive tests, this time including grammatical sensitivity, phonological sensitivity, and nonword repetition. Another year later, word-level reading achievement was assessed. Overall, grammatical sensitivity and phonological sensitivity were more firmly grounded in earlier language ability than in cognitive ability. Phonological sensitivity and nonword repetition showed reliable predictive associations with subsequent word reading skills. Grammatical sensitivity did not.
Descriptors: Grammar, Cognitive Tests, Cognitive Ability, Reading Achievement, Language Aptitude, Reading Skills
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Reading)