restricted access The Perception of Syllable Boundaries in Native Hebrew Speaking University Students


Practically all of the research on syllable boundaries in Hebrew has so far focused on phonological awareness as a stage of language development in children, emphasizing the importance of this awareness in acquiring reading literacy. This paper is based on results of a research conducted with 125 native Hebrew university students. The two main goals of the study were: a) to track the perception of the notion syllable and its boundaries among Israeli high-educated native speakers, and b) to identify factors which may affect their syllabification judgment.