chapter  13
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Applications of Scientific Phonics

A scientific theory demonstrates its explanatory power when it sheds light on phenomena not originally considered in the development of the theory itself. In this chapter, I discuss some simple examples that suggest the potential power of a scientific theory of phonics. Hopefully, they will prompt further investigations. But before proceeding to these examples, and in order to clarify certain concepts, I first restate some of the important problems that distinguish scientific phonics from pseudophonics.