ERIC Number: EJ723911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Phoneme Isolation Ability Is Not Simply a Consequence of Letter-Sound Knowledge
Hulme, Charles; Caravolas, Marketa; Malkova, Gabriela; Brigstocke, Sophie
Cognition, v97 n1 pB1-B11 Aug 2005
Two studies investigated whether knowledge of specific letter-sound correspondences is a necessary precursor of children's ability to isolate phonemes in speech. In both studies, Czech and English children reliably isolated phonemes for which they did not know the corresponding letter. These data refute the idea that phoneme manipulation ability can only develop as a consequence of orthographic (letter-sound correspondence) knowledge.
Descriptors: Phonemes, Beginning Reading, Foreign Countries, Reading Processes, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Preschool Children, Reading Ability, Speech Skills, Orthographic Symbols
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: Czechoslovakia; United Kingdom