Word Morphology and Written Language Acquisition: Insights from Typical and Atypical Development in Different Orthographies

Lynne G. Duncan (Editor), Daniela Traficante (Editor), Maximiliano Wilson (Editor)

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Abstract

This research topic explores the processing of morphemes, the smallest units of language that bear meaning and that combine to form more complex words. The articles gathered under this research topic investigate typical and atypical morphological processing by children and adolescents in ten different languages. These articles provide cross-linguistic and cross-script evidence of the early sensitivity of children to the morphemic structure of words, irrespective of whether they are struggling readers or typically developing. All in all, the collection allows for a better understanding of how morphological processing skills develop, providing valuable clues as to how this competence can be used as a tool to improve literacy acquisition in struggling readers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSwizterland
PublisherFrontiers Media S.A.
Number of pages186
ISBN (Electronic)9782889458325
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Communication
PublisherFrontiers Media S.A.
ISSN (Print)1664-8714

Keywords

  • word morphology
  • reading acquisition
  • spelling acquisition
  • dyslexia
  • intervention
  • morphological awareness
  • orthography
  • morphemes
  • derivation
  • compounding

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