Effect of Distinctive Feature Pretraining in Phoneme Discrimination Learning Distinctive stimuli pretraining procedures were used to teach difficult sound discrimination contrasts to first and second grade children. The subjects first learned an easy discrimination and then a difficult one; all tasks were administered by automatic programming devices. Findings indicate that pretraining procedures can be used to increase effectively the ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1967
Effect of Distinctive Feature Pretraining in Phoneme Discrimination Learning
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Harris Winitz
    University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Linda Preisler
    Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
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Speech, Voice & Prosody / Research Articles
Research Article   |   September 01, 1967
Effect of Distinctive Feature Pretraining in Phoneme Discrimination Learning
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1967, Vol. 10, 515-530. doi:10.1044/jshr.1003.515
History: Received January 1, 1967
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1967, Vol. 10, 515-530. doi:10.1044/jshr.1003.515
History: Received January 1, 1967

Distinctive stimuli pretraining procedures were used to teach difficult sound discrimination contrasts to first and second grade children. The subjects first learned an easy discrimination and then a difficult one; all tasks were administered by automatic programming devices. Findings indicate that pretraining procedures can be used to increase effectively the learning of difficult discriminations. Other variables considered were the verbal unit in which the sound was placed and the sequence of phonemes employed in the pretraining program.

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