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Spelling development in 6-11-year-old Greek-speaking Cypriot children

Loizidou-Ieridou, N; Masterson, J; Hanley, JR; (2010) Spelling development in 6-11-year-old Greek-speaking Cypriot children. Journal of Research in Reading , 33 (3) pp. 247-262. 10.1111/j.1467-9817.2009.01411.x.

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to examine the spelling development of Greek-speaking children in the early school grades. Although Greek orthography is regular for reading, it is much less transparent as far as spelling is concerned. Spelling development was investigated using a word spelling task designed to explore the effects of word length, familiarity and spelling regularity. One hundred and fifty normally developing primary school children living in Cyprus took part in the study. Results suggest that the children employed both phonological and lexical strategies in spelling Greek words. Results indicated that sub-lexical procedures were more marked for younger children, whereas lexical processing was employed more widely by older children. The findings are interpreted in terms of stage developmental models. © United Kingdom Literacy Association 2009.

Type: Article
Title: Spelling development in 6-11-year-old Greek-speaking Cypriot children
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9817.2009.01411.x
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Psychology and Human Development
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1482843
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