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ERIC Number: EJ899231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0142-7164
Adults' Knowledge of Phoneme-Letter Relationships Is Phonology Based and Flexible
Lehtonen, Annukka; Treiman, Rebecca
Applied Psycholinguistics, v28 n1 p95-114 Jan 2007
Despite the importance of phonemic awareness in beginning literacy, several studies have demonstrated that adults, including teacher trainees, have surprisingly poor phonemic skills. Three experiments investigated whether adults' responses in phonemic awareness and spelling segmentation tasks are based on units larger than single letters and phonemes. Responses often involved large units, and they were influenced by sonority and syllable structure. Participants who performed a phoneme counting task before a spelling segmentation task produced significantly more phoneme-based responses and fewer onset-rime responses than participants who first counted words in sentences. This training effect highlights the flexibility of adults' strategies. Although adults are capable of phoneme-based processing, they sometimes fail to use it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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