A dissociation between orthographic awareness and spelling production

Conrad Perry*, Johannes C. Ziegler, Max Coltheart

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    In this study, two nonword spelling and two orthographic awareness experiments were used to examine people's production and awareness of sound - spelling relationships. The results of the nonword spelling experiments suggest that, in general, people use phoneme - grapheme sized relationships when spelling nonwords. Alternatively, the results of the orthographic awareness experiments suggest that, under some circumstances, people can use larger sized sound - spelling relationships when judging how frequently subsyllabic relationships occur. Together the results suggest that there is a dissociation between sound - spelling production and sound - spelling awareness tasks, and the size of the sound - spelling relationships that people use varies under different tasks and task conditions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)43-73
    Number of pages31
    JournalApplied Psycholinguistics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002


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