Early Sensitivity to Morphology in Beginning Readers of Arabic

  title={Early Sensitivity to Morphology in Beginning Readers of Arabic},
  author={Carole El Akiki and Alain Content},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
The current study investigated the influence of morphological structure on the earliest stages of Arabic reading acquisition. More specifically, we aimed at examining the role of root and pattern units in beginners from Grade 1 to 3. A first set of reading tasks evaluated the presence of a morphology facilitation effect in word and pseudoword reading by manipulating independently the frequency of roots and patterns. Additional tasks aimed at examining the contribution of morphological awareness… Expand
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