Foundation literacy acquisition in European orthographies.

  title={Foundation literacy acquisition in European orthographies.},
  author={Philip H. K. Seymour and Mikko Aro and Jane Erskine},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  volume={94 Pt 2},
Several previous studies have suggested that basic decoding skills may develop less effectively in English than in some other European orthographies. The origins of this effect in the early (foundation) phase of reading acquisition are investigated through assessments of letter knowledge, familiar word reading, and simple nonword reading in English and 12 other orthographies. The results confirm that children from a majority of European countries become accurate and fluent in foundation level… Expand
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