You are here

Language general and specific factors in letter acquisition

Title: Language general and specific factors in letter acquisition: Considering child and letter characteristics in Korean.
158 views
59 downloads
Name(s): Kim, Young-Suk, author
Petscher, Yaacov, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2013-02-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The present study investigated the extent to which child level factors (i.e., phonological awareness) and letter level factors (i.e., letter name structures, letter frequency, visual similarity, and letter order) contributed to letter name and sound acquisition, using data from Korean-speaking children (N = 169) and cross-classified multilevel model. The results showed that (1) a relatively large amount of variance is attributable to letter differences; (2) letter feature variables, letter name structure variable in particular, explained a large amount of variance attributable to differences among letters for letter-name knowledge; (3) phonological awareness was consistently related to letter-name and -sound knowledge; (4) letter-name knowledge was somewhat inconsistent in its relation to letter-sound knowledge; and (5) letter feature variables were not consistently related to letter-name or -sound knowledge. The results are discussed in light of language or script general versus specific factors and instructional environment in letter name and sound acquisition.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1453824754 (IID), 10.1007/s11145-012-9367-6 (DOI)
Keywords: Cross-classified multilevel model, Korean, Letter features, Letter-name knowledge, Letter-sound knowledge, Phonological awareness
Preferred Citation: Kim, Y.-S., & Petscher, Y. (2013). Language general and specific factors in letter acquisition: Considering child and letter characteristics in Korean. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 26, 263-292. DOI: 10.1007/s11145-012-9367-6
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1453824754
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Reading and Writing.
Issue: vol. 26

Choose the citation style.
Kim, Y. -S., & Petscher, Y. (2013). Language general and specific factors in letter acquisition: Considering child and letter characteristics in Korean. Reading And Writing. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1453824754