Automaticity, spelling, and second language learning

C Gray, Gerard Mulhern, Billy Neil

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This study investigated the relationship between a chronometric estimate of automaticity for the spelling of French words (Automaticity) and performance on four tests of French language attainment among a sample of Year 11 students of French as a foreign language. Fifty participants each completed a computerized test of French spelling and attainment tests in four aspects of French language learning: reading comprehension, writing fluency, oral fluency, and aural comprehension. Correlations were significant between Automaticity and performance on all four tests of French language attainment as well as on overall attainment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)890-892
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology


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