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ERIC Number: ED086964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Pages: 116
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A Psycholinguistic Analysis of Oral Reading Miscues by Junior College Students.
Hoffner, Dorothea R.
This study examined the oral reading behavior of five junior college students of below average reading proficiency. The Reading Miscue Inventory (RMI) was used to analyze and compare the miscues they generated while reading two selections varying in difficulty. The study addressed itself to two main questions: Do these readers use a process consistent with the Goodman model of reading? Does the process differ in any way from that used by eighth and tenth graders reading the same selection? The results indicated that: in general the predictive and explanatory powers of the model were confirmed; the operations of the grapho-phonemic, syntactic, and semantic language cueing systems were apparent; during more difficult reading, grapho-phonemic cues were more closely attended to by all subjects and syntactics cues continued to function strongly, while semantic cues became so weak that many miscues, though grammatically correct, failed to reproduce the intended meaning of the text; and a comparison of selected results with eighth and tenth graders suggests that junior college students manipulated the text more freely. Further research using the RMI with older readers of varying proficiency was suggested. (WR)
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Note: M. Ed. Thesis, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey