Learning about the letter name subset of the vocabulary: Evidence from US and Brazilian preschoolers

@article{Treiman2006LearningAT,
  title={Learning about the letter name subset of the vocabulary: Evidence from US and Brazilian preschoolers},
  author={Rebecca Treiman and Brett Kessler and Tatiana Cury Pollo},
  journal={Applied Psycholinguistics},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={211 - 227}
}
To examine the factors that affect the learning of letter names, an important foundation for literacy, we asked 318 US and 369 Brazilian preschoolers to identify each uppercase letter. Similarity of letter shape was the major determinant of confusion errors in both countries, and children were especially likely to interchange letters that were similar in shape as well as name. Errors were also affected by letter frequency, both general frequency and occurrence of letters in children's own names… 
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