Universals of reading: developmental evidence for linguistic plausibility.

The Behavioral and brain sciences

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Goswami U. Universals of reading: developmental evidence for linguistic plausibility. Behav Brain Sci. 2012;35(5):287-8.
Children's reading and spelling errors show that orthographic learning involves complex interactions with phonology, morphology, and meaning throughout development. Even young children seek to make their visual word recognition strategies linguistically coherent. Orthographic knowledge gained through spelling affects reading, and vice versa. Developmental data support Frost's claim that letter-coding flexibility reflects the optimization of encoding resources in a highly developed system.