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Invented spelling in the Greek context.

Keywords: emergent literacy , invented spelling , writing

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This paper attempts to present an overview of studies that have been conducted in Greece during recent years on the subject of emergent literacy and, more precisely, on preschoolers’ acquisition of writing. Its aim is to present the studies focusing on the subject from an “invented spelling” perspective and to discuss the results obtained. Results seem to be in accordance with the results obtained by similar studies in other countries and in different languages, thus supporting the idea of the existence of a universal character to the ways preschool children conceptualise writing.

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