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ERIC Number: EJ813388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
Cat in the Hat or Cat in the Cap? An Investigation of the Developmental Trajectories of Phonological Awareness for Korean Children
Kim, Young-Suk
Journal of Research in Reading, v31 n4 p359-378 Nov 2008
This study investigated trajectories of Korean children's growth in the awareness of four phonological units--"syllable," "body," "rime" and "phoneme"--over time, by following a sample of 215 children over a period of 15 months, beginning at their first year of preschool and collecting four waves of data. Much of the existing research suggests that children who speak European languages tend to find subsyllabic phonological units, "onset" and "rime," salient. In contrast, the results revealed that Korean children tended to find "body" and "coda" more accessible, and that the growth trajectories for body and rime awareness differed. Korean children had a higher awareness of the body unit than the rime unit at the beginning of the study, and their body awareness grew at a much faster rate than did their rime awareness. These findings support the emerging evidence that young Korean children find body-coda more accessible than onset-rime.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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