W-15. Phonologically based spelling errors and their implications in the specification of phonology to orthography conversion processes

Marie Josèphe Tainturier*

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Abstract

We report a case of severe dysgraphia whose characteristics suggest an exclusive reliance on sublexical phonology to orthography conversion processes. In addition to numerous phonologically plausible errors (PPEs), ML produces many context errors and grapheme substitutions, indicating that conversion processes are also impaired. Interestingly, most of the errors produced on consonants consist of substitutions of letters corresponding to voiced phonemes with letters corresponding to unvoiced ones and vice-versa - a phenomenon which is much more frequent in written than in oral spelling. We conclude that conversion processes represent correspondences between graphemes and phonological features rather than between graphemes and phonemes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-151
Number of pages4
JournalBrain and Cognition
Volume32
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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