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Beginning to Spell: A Study of First-Grade Children

Rebecca Treiman


This groundbreaking study on the psycholinguistics of spelling presents the author’s original empirical research on spelling and supplies the theoretical framework necessary to understand how children’s ability to write is related to their ability to speak a language. The author explores areas in a field dominated by work traditionally concerned with the psychodynamics of reading skills and, in so doing, highlights the importance of learning to spell for both psycholinguists and educators, since as they begin to spell, children attempt to represent the phonological, or sound form, of words. Th ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780195062199
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195062199.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Treiman, author