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JOEBM 2014 Vol.2(4): 307-312 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.7763/JOEBM.2014.V2.144

Dyslexics‟ Acquisition of the Derivational Noun Morphology in the Greek Language: A Follow up Study

Grammenou Anastasia
Abstract—The present study explores dyslexic children’s ability to identify orthographic violations in the ultimate and the penultimate syllable of derived nouns and pseudo –nouns when they were attending grade 6, as well as their progress18 months later in words and pseudo-words respectively. The first two tasks involved identification of derived nouns with the violation or no violation in the penultimate or ultimate syllable in a paper and pencil task.. The third condition examined the use of derived nouns in a sentence completion close test. Subjects used the nouns and the verbs given in blankets to formulate the appropriate derived nouns. Errors in suffixes were coded as orthographic processing, phonological processing, combined type and stress omission/misplacement. Eighteen months later the follow up test revealed a significant improvement on the orthography of the derived nouns with consonant change at morpheme boundaries, as well as, on the orthographic rules of the ultimate syllable of the pseudoword tasks. Dyslexic children were also improved in their ability to produce phono-ortographic correct responses on the sentence completion task.

Index Terms—Greek language, dyslexia, derivational morphology, orthography.

Grammenou Anastasia is with the Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Primary Education, Alexandroupolis, Greece (e-mail: agrammen@eled.duth.gr).

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Cite: Grammenou Anastasia, "Dyslexics‟ Acquisition of the Derivational Noun Morphology in the Greek Language: A Follow up Study," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 307-312, 2014.

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