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ERIC Number: EJ899230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0142-7164
Phonological Awareness and Literacy Skills in Korean: An Examination of the Unique Role of Body-Coda Units
Kim, Young-Suk
Applied Psycholinguistics, v28 n1 p69-94 Jan 2007
This study examines a salient intrasyllabic phonological unit in Korean, the body-coda unit, its role in literacy skills in Korean, and a possible source of the salience of body-coda units in the spoken language. Data were collected from Korean-speaking, monolingual beginning readers (41 kindergarteners, 40 first graders). The results indicate that body-coda boundary (e.g., "ca-t") is more salient than onset-rime boundary (e.g., "c-at") for Korean children and show that children's body-coda awareness is an important predictor of word decoding and spelling in Korean. Furthermore, the analysis of phonological neighbors and frequency of syllable types suggests that a phonotactic feature in Korean, the frequency of consonant-verb syllable type, may be a possible source of the saliency of the body-coda intrasyllabic division for Korean children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Kindergarten
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea