Nonword repetition and word learning: The nature of the relationship

@article{Gathercole2006NonwordRA,
  title={Nonword repetition and word learning: The nature of the relationship},
  author={Susan E. Gathercole},
  journal={Applied Psycholinguistics},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={513 - 543}
}
This article presents a theoretical framework designed to accommodate core evidence that the abilities to repeat nonwords and to learn the phonological forms of new words are closely linked. Basic findings relating nonword repetition and word learning both in typical samples of children and adults and in individuals with disorders of language learning are described. The theoretical analysis of this evidence is organized around the following claims: first, that nonword repetition and word… Expand
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