Orthographic Facilitation in Oral Vocabulary Acquisition

  title={Orthographic Facilitation in Oral Vocabulary Acquisition},
  author={Jessie Ricketts and Dorothy V. M. Bishop and Kate Nation},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  pages={1948 - 1966}
An experiment investigated whether exposure to orthography facilitates oral vocabulary learning. A total of 58 typically developing children aged 8–9 years were taught 12 nonwords. Children were trained to associate novel phonological forms with pictures of novel objects. Pictures were used as referents to represent novel word meanings. For half of the nonwords children were additionally exposed to orthography, although they were not alerted to its presence, nor were they instructed to use it… 

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