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Investigating orthographic and semantic aspects of word learning in poor comprehenders

Abstract:

This study compared orthographic and semantic aspects of word learning in children who differed in reading comprehension skill. Poor comprehenders and controls matched for age (9-10 years), nonverbal ability and decoding skill were trained to pronounce 20 visually presented nonwords, 10 in a consistent way and 10 in an inconsistent way. They then had an opportunity to infer the meanings of the new words from story context. Orthographic learning was measured in three ways: the number of trials...

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Ricketts, J More by this author
Bishop, DVM More by this author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN READING
Volume:
31
Issue:
1
Pages:
117-135
Publication date:
2008-02-05
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EISSN:
1467-9817
ISSN:
0141-0423
URN:
uuid:9fddb8f9-a726-4e25-b355-61459864b154
Source identifiers:
1254
Local pid:
pubs:1254
Language:
English

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