Early predictors of phonological and morphological awareness and the link with reading:evidence from children with different patterns of early deficit


This study examines the contribution of early phonological processing (PP) and language skills on later phonological awareness (PA) and morphological awareness (MA), as well as the links among PA, MA, and reading. Children 4-6 years of age with poor PP at the start of school showed weaker PA and MA 3 years later (age 7-9), regardless of their language skills. PA and phonological and morphological strategies predict reading accuracy, whereas MA predicts reading comprehension. Our findings suggest that children with poor early PP are more at risk of developing deficits in MA and PA than children with poor language. They also suggest that there is a direct link between PA and reading accuracy and between MA and reading comprehension that cannot be accounted for by strategy use at the word level.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0142716413000295
Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Psychology
Additional Information: Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2013 The online version of this article is published within an Open Access environment subject to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike licence. Funding: ESRC (RES-062-23-0195 and RES-000-22-3970).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Linguistics and Language,Psychology(all),Experimental and Cognitive Psychology,Language and Linguistics
Publication ISSN: 1469-1817
Last Modified: 13 May 2024 07:11
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 13:35
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2015-05
Published Online Date: 2013-07-01
Authors: Cunningham, Anna J.
Carroll, Julia M.


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