Is nonword repetition a test of phonological memory or long-term knowledge? It all depends on the nonwords

  title={Is nonword repetition a test of phonological memory or long-term knowledge? It all depends on the nonwords},
  author={Susan E. Gathercole},
  journal={Memory \& Cognition},
  • S. Gathercole
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Memory & Cognition
The extent to which children's performance on tests of nonword repetition is constrained by phonological working memory and long-term lexical knowledge was investigated in a longitudinal study of 70 children tested at 4 and 5 years of age. At each time of testing, measures of nonword repetition, memory span, and vocabulary knowledge were obtained. Reading ability was also assessed at 5 years. At both ages, repetition accuracy was greater for nonwords of high- rather than low-rated wordlikeness… Expand
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