Effect of Word Frequency and Word Length on Aphasic Spelling Errors The Wide Range Achievement Spelling Test was administered to 64 aphasic subjects. Total errors on each of the 100 test words and errors made by subjects in each quartile were analyzed in relation to the logarithm of word frequency, and word length determined by number of letters. Both word length ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1964
Effect of Word Frequency and Word Length on Aphasic Spelling Errors
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Amy L. Bricker
    Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
  • Hildred Schuell
    Graduate School of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • James J. Jenkins
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   June 01, 1964
Effect of Word Frequency and Word Length on Aphasic Spelling Errors
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1964, Vol. 7, 183-192. doi:10.1044/jshr.0702.183
History: Received November 15, 1963
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1964, Vol. 7, 183-192. doi:10.1044/jshr.0702.183
History: Received November 15, 1963

The Wide Range Achievement Spelling Test was administered to 64 aphasic subjects. Total errors on each of the 100 test words and errors made by subjects in each quartile were analyzed in relation to the logarithm of word frequency, and word length determined by number of letters. Both word length and word frequency were found to be significant variables in determining the spelling performance of aphasic subjects. Word frequency and word length were negatively correlated, and accounted almost completely for the errors on the test words in all segments of the population.

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