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Stuart, Morag; Dixon, Maureen; Masterson, Jackie – Educational Psychology, 2004
This paper investigated six to nine year old children's ability to use contractive and possessive apostrophes, the effects of type and token frequency, and the effect of teaching on this ability. Apostrophes provide an interesting opportunity to examine the basis of frequency effects in rule inference, as type and token frequencies dissociate in…
Descriptors: Punctuation, Elementary School Students, Reading Materials, Literacy Education