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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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MOTA, Márcia da et al. Spelling errors in context: an information processing approach. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2000, vol.13, n.1, pp. 01-06. ISSN 1678-7153.

The orthography of the majority of alphabetic languages is highly influenced by morphemic factors. However, few studies have investigated the role of morphology in the development of skilled spelling. This study investigated the role of morphemic factors in processing written words. The analyses of spelling errors in context showed that final letters were omitted more often when coinciding with morphemes rather than when they were part of the words. The results are discussed in the light of information processing theory.

Keywords : Spelling; orthography; morphology; Information Processing Theory.

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