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ERIC Number: EJ894066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0142-7164
Preschoolers Use Partial Letter Names to Select Spellings: Evidence from Portuguese
Pollo, Tatiana Cury; Treiman, Rebecca; Kessler, Brett
Applied Psycholinguistics, v29 n2 p195-212 Apr 2008
Two studies examined children's use of letter-name spelling strategies when target phoneme sequences match letter names with different degrees of precision. We examined Portuguese-speaking preschoolers' use of "h" (which is named /a'ga/ but which never represents those sounds) when spelling words beginning with /ga/ or variants of /ga/. We also looked at use of "q" (named /ke/) when spelling /ke/ and /ge/. Children sometimes used "h" for stimuli beginning with /ga/ and /ka/, and q when spelling words and nonwords beginning with /ke/ and /ge/ they did not use these letters when stimuli began with other sequences. Thus, their spellings evinced use of letter-name matches primarily when consonant-vowel sequences matched, such that vowels must be exact but consonants could differ in voicing from the target phoneme.
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Language: English
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