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ERIC Number: ED120689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Psycholinguistic Processing in Reading and Listening among Good and Poor Readers.
Guthrie, John T.; Tyler, S. Jane
In this investigation, the differences in psycholinguistic processing of written and spoken language and the psycholinguistic deficiencies of poor readers were studied by giving meaningful, anomalous, and random word strings to 18 good readers and 18 poor readers who were reading at the fourth grade level. It was found that in both spoken and written conditions, the order of recall was meaningful, then anomalous, and finally random words, suggesting that syntactic and semantic demands of spoken and written sentences were similar. Poor readers were inferior to good readers on written presentations. The groups were similar on spoken presentations. The reading comprehension deficiency could not be attributed to inadequate psycholinguistic processing, memory, or automaticity in decoding. Incomplete decoding during silent reading by poor readers was supported as an explanation. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)