Learning about the letter name subset of the vocabulary: Evidence from US and Brazilian preschoolers.

Título:
Learning about the letter name subset of the vocabulary: Evidence from US and Brazilian preschoolers.
Autor: 
TREIMAN, REBECCA; POLLO, TATIANA CURY; KESSLER, BRETT
Periódico: 
Applied Psycholinguistics
Fecha de publicación: 
2006
Fecha de entrega:
Agosto 2, 2017
Resumen: 
To examine the factors that affect the learning of letter names, an important foundation for literacy, we asked 318 US and 369 Brazilian preschoolers to identify each uppercase letter. Similarity of letter shape was the major determinant of confusion errors in both countries, and children were especially likely to interchange letters that were similar in shape as well as name. Errors were also affected by letter frequency, both general frequency and occurrence of letters in children's own names. Differences in letter names and letter frequencies between English and Portuguese led to certain differences in the patterns of performance for children in the two countries. Other differences appeared to reflect US children's greater familiarity with the conventional order of the alphabet. Boys were overrepresented at the low end of the continuum of letter name knowledge, suggesting that some boys begin formal reading instruction lacking important foundational skills. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Tema: 
Sub-habilidades fundamentales de la lectura
Metodología: 
Cuantitativa
Sub-Metodología (cuantitativa): 
Estudio sin intervención
Lugar del estudio: 
Brasil
Lenguaje del documento: 
Inglés
Tipo de documento: 
Artículo científico

Citación:

  • Treiman, R., Kessler, B., & Pollo, T. (2006). Learning about the letter name subset of the vocabulary: Evidence from US and Brazilian preschoolers.. Applied Psycholinguistics, 27(2), 211-227. Retrieved from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/b9d8/9554c579512de82dcd63a0531569b204f5ce.pdf