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ERIC Number: ED011952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 21
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WORDS VS. PSEUDO WORDS. STUDIES OF ORAL READING, I.
BIEMILLER, ANDREW J.; LEVIN, HARRY
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Identifiers: New York (Ithaca)