Spelling as Statistical Learning : Using Consonantal Context to Spell Vowels

@inproceedings{Treiman2006SpellingAS,
  title={Spelling as Statistical Learning : Using Consonantal Context to Spell Vowels},
  author={Rebecca Treiman and Brett Kessler},
  year={2006}
}
Although English lacks 1-to-1 relationships between sounds and spellings, considering the context in which a phoneme occurs can often aid in selecting a spelling. For example, /ɑ/ is typically spelled as a when it follows /w/, as in wand, but as o when it follows other consonants, as in pond. In 2 experiments, the authors asked whether children’s spellings of vowels in nonwords were affected by the following (Experiment 1) and preceding (Experiment 2) consonants. The participants in both… CONTINUE READING