Perceptual recognition of approximations to English in relation to spelling achievement
In an experimnet with 55 5th-grade children, ease of perceptual recognition was determined for nonsense words which resemble English and for nonsense words which do not. With all children being equated in recogniton accuracy for the latter words, good spellers were found to recognize the former words much more readily than poor spellers. These and further results permitted the conclusion that good spellers show much greater transfer of training than poor spellers-whether the basis for this transfer rests on the learning of the sequential probability structure of letters, on phonetic generalization, or on both. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). © 1963 American Psychological Association.
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