Doublet challenge: form comes before function in children's understanding of their orthography.

@article{Lehtonen2005DoubletCF,
  title={Doublet challenge: form comes before function in children's understanding of their orthography.},
  author={Annukka Lehtonen and Peter Bryant},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2005},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={
          211-7
        }
}
Several current spelling models suggest that children cannot have any knowledge of orthographic form before they have acquired knowledge about orthographic function. We evaluated this proposition by using an orthographic choice task to inspect Finnish schoolchildren's knowledge of two aspects of consonant doublet use: the allowed doublet position (an aspect of orthographic form) and the type of phonemic information they represent (an aspect of orthographic function). The results challenged the… CONTINUE READING

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