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ERIC Number: EJ899259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0142-7164
Syntactic Awareness and Reading Ability: Is There Any Evidence for a Special Relationship?
Cain, Kate
Applied Psycholinguistics, v28 n4 p679-694 Oct 2007
Syntactic awareness has been linked to word reading and reading comprehension. The predictive power of two syntactic awareness tasks (grammatical correction, word-order correction) for both aspects of reading was explored in 8- and 10-year-olds. The relative contributions of vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, and memory to each were assessed. After vocabulary, memory explained variance on the word-order correction task; in contrast, grammatical knowledge explained performance on the grammatical correction task. The relation between syntactic awareness and reading comprehension was mediated by vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, and memory; in contrast, word reading and syntactic awareness shared unique variance not explained by these controls. The implications for how we measure syntactic awareness and its relation with reading ability are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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