ERIC Number: ED236875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Phonological Recoding for Deaf Readers.
Treiman, Rebecca; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathryn
This report, presented at the symposium "Deaf Readers: Clues to the Role of Sound in Reading," addresses the nature of phonological recoding--use of the inner voice in silent reading--for deaf readers. Studies are reported on the forms in which deaf readers recode the printed text. Findings noted include that deaf readers--specifically, second generation deaf readers whose native language was American Sign Language--did not recode phonologically but rather in sign, which was not judged to be the optimal strategy. A second topic of study, the purpose of recoding, is described in terms of the role of memory demands; conflicting results are noted. A final area of recoding research discussed is the use of morphological and phonological constraints in reading. Conclusions suggest that an important purpose of recoding is to allow the use of one's primary language with its inherent advantages of memory and comprehension. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Society (Anaheim, CA, August 26-30, 1983).