Phonological awareness and literacy skills in Korean : An examination of the unique role of body-coda units

  title={Phonological awareness and literacy skills in Korean : An examination of the unique role of body-coda units},
  author={Young-Suk Kim},
This study examines a salient intrasyllabic phonological unit in Korean, the body-coda unit, its role in literacy skills in Korean, and a possible source of the salience of body-coda units in the spoken language. Data were collected from Korean-speaking, monolingual beginning readers (41 kindergarteners, 40 first graders). The results indicate that body-coda boundary (e.g., ca-t) is more salient than onset– rime boundary (e.g., c-at) for Korean children and show that children’s body-coda… CONTINUE READING


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