What exactly is a yait anyway: the role of semantics in orthographic learning.

  title={What exactly is a yait anyway: the role of semantics in orthographic learning.},
  author={Gene Ouellette and Jillian R Fraser},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  volume={104 2},
This study investigated whether semantic information presented along with novel printed nonwords facilitates orthographic learning and examined predictors of individual differences in this important literacy skill. A sample of 35 fourth graders was tested on a variety of language and literacy tests, and participants were then exposed to 10 target nonwords, 5 of which were presented with semantic information. Children were tested 1 and 4days later on their ability to correctly recognize and… CONTINUE READING

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