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Children's orthographic representations and linguistic transparency: Nonsense word reading in English, French, and Spanish
Three experiments were conducted to compare the development of orthographic representations in children learning to read English, French, or Spanish. Nonsense words that shared both orthography andExpand
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Children with Down syndrome use phonological knowledge in reading
Contrary to the findings of Cossu, Rossini &Marshall [(1993a), Cognition 46: 129–138], the present experiment showed a clear link between phonological awareness and reading performance in childrenExpand
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Metalinguistic Development in First-Language Acquisition
At a very early age, the child is able to manipulate language appropriately, both in its comprehension and its production. Later comes the ability to reflect upon and deliberately control its use.Expand
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Implicit and Explicit Learning to Read : Implication as for Subtypes of Dyslexia
Le principe alphabetique repose sur la correspondance grapheme-phoneme. Toutefois, de nouvelles recherches montrent egalement l’importance des correspondances entre configurations orthographiques etExpand
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Phonological awareness as a predictor of recoding skills and syntactic awareness as a predictor of comprehension skills
This study was designed to investigate the relations between two metalinguistic abilities (phonological awareness and syntactic awareness) and two components of reading (recoding abilities andExpand
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Writing in preliterate children
Abstract The purpose of this study was to gauge the knowledge young children have of writing conventions. To accomplish this, children age 3 to 6 years were asked to ‘write’ dictated pairs of wordsExpand
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The alarm call system of female Campbell's monkeys
Field studies on male forest guenon alarm-calling behaviour have revealed a number of intricacies about how these primates use vocalizations to protect themselves from predation. In these species,Expand
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Metacognition, Metalanguage and Metapragmatics
Abstract In this article, the author briefly reports John Flavell's analysis of metacognition. By attempting to integrate metalinguistic activities into this analysis, the author brings to lightExpand
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How do illiterate adults react to metalinguistic training?
  • J. Gombert
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of dyslexia
  • 1994
The present study focuses on the capacity of illiterate adults to master three different metalinguistic tasks: judgment of phonological length of words, initial consonant deletion, and lexicalExpand
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Arithmetic Problems Formulation and Working Memory Load
First, third, and fifth graders (French children in American-numbered grades) were asked to solve arithmetic problems in which an initial state was modified by two successive transformations. ThreeExpand
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