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The Automatic Activation of Sound-Letter Knowledge: An Alternative Interpretation of Analogy and Priming Effects in Early Spelling Development

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This paper presents two experiments investigating 6-year-old children's use of analogy in spelling. In Experiment 1, children make analogies between a visible clue word and a similar sounding target word. Analogies are made to the same extent regardless of whether the clue and target share a rime unit, a consonant vowel (CV) or a vowel but are not made when only common letters are shared. A second experiment investigates children's spelling by analogy when the clue word is not visible. Again,...

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Publisher copy:
10.1006/jecp.1996.0056
Journal:
Journal of experimental child psychology More from this journal
Volume:
63
Issue:
2
Pages:
416-435
Publication date:
1996-11-01
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EISSN:
1096-0457
ISSN:
0022-0965
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:426665
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uuid:898b50f3-8d2c-48d8-8c5a-9c59a380ba1f
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pubs:426665
Source identifiers:
426665
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2013-11-17

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