Literacy training and speech segmentation

@article{Morais1986LiteracyTA,
  title={Literacy training and speech segmentation},
  author={Jos{\'e} Morais and Paul Bertelson and L P Cary and Jesus Alegria},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1986},
  volume={24},
  pages={45-64}
}
New groups of illiterate and ex-illiterate adults, comparable to those of Morais et al. (1979), were given a battery of tasks designed to assess the specificity of the effect of literacy training on speech segmentation. As in the previous study, a strong difference was observed between the two groups on the task of deleting the initial consonant of an utterance. The illiterates displayed the same incapacity to deal with phonetic segments in a detection task and in a progressive free… CONTINUE READING

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