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Spelling in Finnish : the case of the double consonant (2022)


Marinus, E., Torppa, M., Hautala, J., & Aro, M. (2022). Spelling in Finnish : the case of the double consonant. Reading and Writing, 35(5), 1157-1176. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11145-021-10217-7


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajatMarinus, Eva; Torppa, Minna; Hautala, Jarkko; Aro, Mikko

Lehti tai sarjaReading and Writing

ISSN0922-4777

eISSN1573-0905

Julkaisuvuosi2022

Ilmestymispäivä12.11.2021

Volyymi35

Lehden numero5

Artikkelin sivunumerot1157-1176

KustantajaSpringer Science and Business Media LLC

JulkaisumaaAlankomaat

Julkaisun kielienglanti

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11145-021-10217-7

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Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78640


Tiivistelmä

Because of its regularity, it is relatively easy to learn to read and spell in Finnish. However, a specific hurdle in spelling acquisition seems to be the doubling of consonant letters. In this study on consonant letter doubling spelling in Finnish children (91 Grade 1 and 191 Grade 2 children), we asked two questions. First, are items with double consonant letters (e.g., “kissa” [ˈkisːɑ] ‘cat’) indeed harder to spell than single consonant items (e.g., “kisa” [ˈkisɑ] ‘contest’)? Second, is consonant doubling harder for stop consonants (e.g., “takki” [ˈtɑkːi] ‘coat’) than for continuant consonants (e.g., “kissa” [ˈkisːɑ] ‘cat’)? We found that Finnish children made more errors on items with double consonant letters than on items with single consonant letters and that this effect was larger for stop than for continuant consonant letters. Exploratory analyses showed that these effects were stronger for younger and poorer spellers. Post hoc analyses of the errors made on double consonant items showed that the children predominantly made nonlexical errors (> 90%). When they did make a lexical error, these errors typically did not map on the type of errors that would be expected from a corpus analysis of the higher-frequency orthographic neighbors. Overall, lexical influences on spelling of Finnish children seem to be minimal and unpredictable. We discuss two potential reasons why it is more difficult to spell items with double consonant letters than with single consonant letters and suggest how these could be investigated in future research.


YSO-asiasanatsuomen kielikirjoittaminenoikeinkirjoituskonsonantitkirjaimetoppiminenlukutaitolapset (ikäryhmät)

Vapaat asiasanatkaksoiskonsonantit


Liittyvät organisaatiot


Hankkeet, joissa julkaisu on tehty


OKM-raportointiKyllä

Raportointivuosi2022

JUFO-taso2


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