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Fourth graders' sensitivity to morphological context in spelling.
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PMID:  21668093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
An important aspect of spelling development in English involves the child's ability to use morphological context to deal with one-to-many sound-spelling mappings for word endings. One case involves /z/ endings that follow long vowels, where an "s" spelling is required in the case of inflected noun and verb contexts, but an "se" or "ze" spelling is required in the case of noninflected nouns and verbs. The present study examined the ability of good and poor spellers in Grade 4 to capture these morphological distinctions in a pseudoword spelling task. Overall, the good spellers outperformed the poor spellers, and both groups were more sensitive to the inflected-noninflected noun distinction than the inflected-noninflected verb distinction. These findings underscore the importance of linguistic factors in spelling development as well as the necessity of providing due consideration to these factors in spelling instruction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).
Derrick C Bourassa; Jennilee Beaupre; Krista Macgregor
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of experimental psychology = Revue canadienne de psychologie expérimentale     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1878-7290     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Exp Psychol     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9315513     Medline TA:  Can J Exp Psychol     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology.
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