Phonological Awareness and Literacy

  title={Phonological Awareness and Literacy},
  author={Usha Goswami},
There is growing empirical evidence from a variety of languages for a causal connection between phonological awareness and literacy development. Phonological awareness is usually defined as the child's ability to detect and manipulate component sounds in words. Component sounds can be defined at a number of different linguistic levels, for example syllables versus rhymes. As children acquire language, they become aware of the sound patterning characteristics of their language, and use… CONTINUE READING