ERIC Number: EJ850913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
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Spelling in Adults: The Combined Influences of Language Skills and Reading Experience
Burt, Jennifer S.
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v35 n5 p447-470 Sep 2006
One hundred and twelve university students completed 7 tests assessing word-reading accuracy, print exposure, phonological sensitivity, phonological coding and knowledge of English morphology as predictors of spelling accuracy. Together the tests accounted for 71% of the variance in spelling, with phonological skills and morphological knowledge emerging as strong predictors of spelling accuracy for words with both regular and irregular sound-spelling correspondences. The pattern of relationships was consistent with a model in which, as a function of the learning opportunities that are provided by reading experience, phonological skills promote the learning of individual word orthographies and structural relationships among words.
Descriptors: Spelling, Phonology, Language Skills, College Students, Morphology (Languages), English, Predictor Variables, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Reading Skills
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