ERIC Number: ED199655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Partial Reading Model Utilizing Language Unit Size by Frequency.
Modern reading theories that are concerned with the reading process of either mature or immature readers show no clearcut concern with unit size. The various graphic units that are encountered by the reader include letters, graphemes, clusters (such as blends), syllables, phonograms, affixes and roots, words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, chapters, and whole stories. The frequency of graphic units has a demonstrable effect on the reading process. There is little doubt that frequency does not play a prominent part in most theoretical reading models; however, frequency can tell something important about the reader's use of different language units. While this is only a part of a reading theory, any reading theory that omits any consideration of frequency of unit sizes is in itself a partial theory. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Linguistic Units
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (30th, San Diego, CA, December 3-6, 1980).