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  • n. Plural form of phoneme.


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  • In childhood, there are three, critical "ring acts" that go into the development of reading: learning about the world of letters; learning about the individual sounds inside of words which linguists call phonemes; and learning a very great deal about words.

    Dear parent: why your dyslexic child struggles with reading

  • And there they are, all the twenty-six letters but forty-four sounds called phonemes.

    Anything But Typical

  • Such "" natural language understanding '' works by breaking up all words into the component sounds called phonemes -- the "" aaas '' and "" chs '' -- and calculating the most probable meaning.

    Look Who's Talking Now

  • Using the training from the hand-labelled phonemes, you figure out the phoneme start/stop for the 100,000 sentences.

    Questions, Questions...

  • A first-grade teacher can make life easier for all her novice readers by taking the time to explain to them how phonological awareness works and how words are built from little sound bricks called phonemes see Chapter 5.

    A Mind at a Time

  • Words consist of arbitrary sounds called phonemes bound together in a wide variety of blends.

    A Mind at a Time

  • Dr. Gabrieli said the findings underscored a critical problem for dyslexic children learning to read: the ability of a child hearing, say, a parent or teacher speak to connect the auditory bits that make up words, called phonemes, with the sight of written words.

    NYT > Home Page

  • But Dr Leuthardt said that the units of speech known as phonemes allow signals of a particular "discrete" nature, rather than signals that range in intensity, as with thoughts of motion.

    BBC News - Home

  • But when the subjects heard smaller units of speech, called phonemes, these two areas were not synchronized.

    NPR Topics: News

  • That began one of the single best hypotheses we've ever had which is that the phonological system in language, that is, our ability to hear, to discriminate the smallest sounds called phonemes in words is a fundamental necessity in learning to read and a fundamental source of why some children can't learn to read.

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