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ERIC Number: ED134980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 22
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The Role of Phonetic Processing in Silent Reading.
Vorwerk, Katherine E.; And Others
In a study designed to investigate whether the meaning of printed words is perceived directly in rapid silent reading or by means of phonetic recoding, subjects named pictures on which words or nonwords were superimposed as distractors. In a Stroop task of this kind, distractor words that are not congruent with the names of the pictures on which they appear are known to interfere with picture-naming, even when subjects are asked not to attend to the distractors. Instructions in the present research required subjects to ignore the distractors, to read them silently, to pronounce them covertly, or to say them aloud. The phonetically novel nonwords retarded picture-naming performance more than did real words when phonetic processing was explicitly required by task instructions, but not during silent reading. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that access to the meaning of printed words does not require a phonetic recoding stage. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, April 1977)