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ERIC Number: EJ807329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
Morphological Spelling Development
Larkin, Rebecca F.; Snowling, Margaret J.
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v24 n4 p363-376 Oct 2008
Treiman and Cassar (1996) argued that young children are capable of assembling spellings from their constituent morphemes. The present study aims to replicate the methodology used by Treiman and colleagues to investigate whether young children in the UK are using morphological spelling strategies. Eighty-three children between five and nine years took part in the study. The children completed a test of single word reading, alongside a spelling test consisting of 16 one-morpheme words (e.g., "taste") and 16 two-morpheme words (e.g., "raced"). The results provide no evidence that young children are using morphology to aid their spelling, and are discussed in relation to models of spelling development. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York; United Kingdom