ERIC Number: ED188114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
An Overview of Psycholinguistic Reading Theory.
Hayes, Christopher G.
In the most adequate psycholinguistic model of the reading process the proficient silent reader decodes directly from graphic surface structure into deep structure, with no decoding into oral surface structure. Three cue systems used by all proficient readers include graphic cues (letters and words), syntactic cues (the grammatical arrangement of words), and semantic cues (the meaning of the words and concepts that the reader brings to the reading process). Reading is a four step process: (1) sampling words and phrases, (2) predicting other words and phrases that might follow, (3) testing the predictions, and (4) confirming or correcting the predictions. Aids for anlayzing how well a reader uses cue systems include the cloze procedure and miscue analysis; the latter tests the difference between text and the reader's oral response. (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (31st, Washington, DC, March 13-15, 1980).