Kessler, Brett, Rebecca Treiman, & Suzanne Bick. 2002, June. Use by skilled spellers of context-sensitive patterns: Onsets and codas constrain the spelling of English vowels. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Chicago, IL.

Abstract

The English monosyllables familiar to adults were analyzed to find the situations in which the spelling of a vowel becomes significantly more determinable when the identity of an adjacent consonant is taken into account. We ran experiments to test whether adults are sensitive to these patterns when spelling nonwords and when making errors in spelling real words. The results with single-syllable stimuli show that spellers are indeed sensitive to influences of both preceding consonants (syllable onset) and following consonants (syllable coda) when spelling vowels, belying theories that context is unimportant or only influential within the rime.

APA citation:

Kessler, B., Treiman, R., & Bick, S. (2002, June). Use by skilled spellers of context-sensitive patterns: Onsets and codas constrain the spelling of English vowels. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Chicago, IL.


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