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effects of orthographic consistency on reading development

Title: The effects of orthographic consistency on reading development: A within and between cross-linguistic study of fluency and accuracy among fourth grade English- and Hebrew-speaking children.
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Name(s): Katzir, Tami, author
Schiff, Rachel, author
Kim, Young-Suk, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2012-12-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The different level of transparency of letter-sound mapping in various orthographies has been found to influence reading development across languages. The Hebrew orthography represents a special case of within language design with two versions of the script, a transparent (vowelized) and an opaque one (unvowelized). In this study we conducted a within and between comparison of word reading fluency and accuracy of English- and Hebrew-speaking children in fourth grade. In addition, the role of phonological awareness and vocabulary in predicting word reading in each language was examined. Findings suggest different trends for fluency and accuracy measures, with Hebrew-speaking children performing higher on word reading accuracy, and significantly lower on reading fluency. Phonological awareness was found to be a universal predictor of word reading in both languages. Vocabulary had an independent contribution to word reading only in English, indicating a unique role of verbal abilities to inconsistent orthographies.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1453824624 (IID)
Keywords: Fluency, Accuracy, Vocabulary, Phonological awareness, Cross-linguistic
Preferred Citation: Katzir, T., Schiff, R., & Kim, Y.-S. (2012). The effects of orthographic consistency on reading development: A within and between cross-linguistic study of fluency and accuracy among fourth grade English- and Hebrew-speaking children. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 673-679
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1453824624
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Learning and Individual Differences.
Issue: vol. 22

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Katzir, T., Schiff, R., & Kim, Y. -S. (2012). The effects of orthographic consistency on reading development: A within and between cross-linguistic study of fluency and accuracy among fourth grade English- and Hebrew-speaking children. Learning And Individual Differences. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1453824624