Dr. Marketa Caravolas

Reader in Psychology

School of Psychology
Adeilad Brigantia
Penrallt Road
Gwynedd LL57 2AS
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1248 388334
Fax: +44 (0) 1248 38 2599
Email: m.caravolas@bangor.ac.uk


BEd Physical Education, McGill University, Canada

MA Experimental Psychology, McGill University, Canada

PhD Experimental Psychology, McGill University, Canada


Research interests

Literacy, Developmental, Psycholinguistics, Spelling, Cross-linguistic, Dyslexia. literacy. Phonological development in the context of alphabetic literacy. Cross-linguistic investigations of language-general and language-specific factors in reading and spelling development in typical and dyslexic populations.

Dr Marketa Caravolas is a member of the Language, Bilingualism, & Cognitive Development research group.



Publications list for Dr Marketa Caravolas. (to be updated from PURE when available)

Journal Articles

Reynolds, A.E.; & Caravolas, M. (2016) Evaluation of the Bangor Dyslexia Test (BDT) for use with Adults. Dyslexia. 22(1), 27-46. (Available online)

Samara, A.; & Caravolas, M. (2014) Statistical learning of novel graphotactic constraints in children and adults. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 121, 137-155. (Available online)

Caravolas, M.; Lervåg, A.; Defior, S.; Seidlová Málková, G.; & Hulme, C. (2013) Different patterns,but equivalent predictors, of growth in reading in consistent and inconsistent orthographies. Psychological Science. 24, 1398-1407. (Available online)

Judge, J.; Knox, P.C.; & Caravolas, M. (2013) Spatial Orienting of Attention in Dyslexic Adults using Directional and Alphabetic Cues. Dyslexia. 19(2), 55-75. (Available online)

Caravolas, M.; Lervåg, A.; Mousikou, P.; Efrim, C.; Litavsky, M.; Onochie-Quintanilla, E.; Salas, N.; Schöffelová, M.; Defior, S.; Mikulajová, M.; Seidlová-Málková G.; & Hulme, C. (2012) Common patterns of prediction of literacy development in different alphabetic orthographies. Psychological Science. 23(6), 678-686. (Available online)

Nag, S.; Caravolas, M.; & Snowling, M.J. (2010) Beyond alphabetic processes: literacy and its acquistion in the alphasyllabic languages. Reading and Writing. 24, 615-622. (Available online)

Caravolas, M.; & Landerl, K. (2010) The influences of syllable structure and reading ability on the development of phoneme awareness: a longitudinal, cross-linguistic study. Scientific Studies of Reading. 14(5), 464-484. (Available online)

Vencelova, L.; Caravolas, M.; & Mikulajova, M. (2009) Some associations between reading and spelling development in Slovak speaking children. Logopaedica. 12, 60-69. (Available online)

Caravolas, M.; & Mikulajova, M. (2008) Effects of letter-sound consistency, letter-form complexity, and frequency in learning canonical and contextually conditioned letter spellings in Slovak. Phonetica Pragensia. 11, 21-30. (Available online)

Judge, J.; Caravolas, M.; & Knox, P.C. (2007) Visual attention in adults with developmental dyslexia: Evidence from manual reaction time and saccade latency. Cognitive Neuropsychology. 24(3), 260-278. (Available online)

Judge, J.; Caravolas, M.; & Know, P.C. (2006) Smooth pursuit eye movements and phonological processing in adults with dyslexia. Cognitive Neuropsychology. 23(8), 1174-1189. (Available online)

Caravolas, M. (2006) Refining the psycholinguistic grain size theory: effects of phonotactics and word formation on the availability of phonemes to preliterate children. Developmental Science. 9(5), 445-447. (Available online)

Caravolas, M.; Kessler, B.; Hulme, C.; & Snowling, M. (2005) Effects of orthographic consistency, frequency, and letter knowledge on children's vowel spelling development. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 92(4), 307-321. (Available online)

Caravolas, M. (2005) International report on literacy research: United Kingdom. Reading Research Quarterly. 40(4), 516. (Available online)

Hulme, C.; Snowling, M.; Caravolas, M.; & Carroll, J. (2005) Phonological skills are (probably) one cause of success in learning to read: A comment on Castles and Coltheart. Scientific Studies of Reading. 9(4), 351-365. (Available online)

Caravolas, M.; Volin, J.; & Hulme, C. (2005) Phoneme awareness is a key component of alphabetic literacy skills in consistent and inconsistent orthographies: Evidence from Czech and English children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 92(2), 107-139. (Available online)

Hulme, C.; Caravolas, M.; Malkova, G.; & Brigstocke, S. (2005) Phoneme isolation ability is not simply a consequence of letter-sound knowledge. Cognition. 97(1), B1-B11. (Available online)

Caravolas, M. (2004) Spelling development in alphabetic writing systems: A cross-linguistic perspective. European Psychologist. 9(1), 3-14. (Available online)

Caravolas, M.; Hulme, C.; & Snowling, M.J. (2001) The foundations of spelling ability: evidence from a 3-year longitudinal study. Journal of Memory and Language. 45(4), 751-774. (Available online)

Caravolas, M.; & Volin, J. (2001) Phonological spelling errors among dyslexic children learning a transparent orthography: the case of Czech. Dyslexia. 7(4), 229-245. (Available online)

Caravolas, M.; & Bruck, M. (2000) Vowel categorization skill and its relationship to early literacy skills among first grade Québec-French children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 76(3), 190-221. (Available online)

Book Chapters

Caravolas, M. (2014) Reading acquisition in Czech and Slovak. In Perfetti, C. and Verhoeven, L.(Ed),().Cambridge University Press

Caravolas, M. & Samara, A. (2014) Learning to Read and Spell Words in Different Writing Systems . In Pollatsek, A. & Treiman, R.(Ed),().Oxford University Press

Caravolas, M.; Mikulajova, M. & Vencelova, L. (2012) Assessment of spelling abilities in younger pupils. In Mikulajova, M. et al(Ed),().

Vencelova, L.; Mikulajova, M. & Caravolas, M. (2012) Assessment of spelling abilities in older students. In Mikulajova, M. et al(Ed),().

Mikulajova, M; Vencelova, L. ;& Caravolas, M. (2012) Reading cloze test. In Mikulajova, M. et al(Ed),().

Snowling, M.J.; & Caravolas, M. (2007) Developmental dyslexia. In Gaskell, M.G.; & Altmann, G.(Ed),(667-684).Oxford University Press

Caravolas, M. (2005) The nature and causes of Dyslexia in different languages. In Snowling, M.J.; & Hulme, C.J.(Ed),(336-356).Wiley/Blackwell

Caravolas, M. (2005) Learning to spell in different languages: How orthographic variables might affect early literacy. In Joshi, R.M.; & Aaron, P.G.(Ed),(497-511).Lawrence Erlbaum

Caravolas, M.; Bruck, M.; & Genesse, F. (2002) Similarities and differences between English- and French speaking poor spellers. In Goulandris, N.(Ed),(157-180).Wiley/Blackwell

Edited Books

Mikulajova, M.; Varyova, B; Vencelova, L.; Caravolas, M. & Skrabakova, G. (Eds).(2012) Čítanie, písanie a dyslexia [Reading, spelling and dyslexia].