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ERIC Number: ED312618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-18
Pages: 18
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Readers Differ Both in Reading Speed and in Reading Time Patterns.
Haberlandt, Karl
A study was conducted to evaluate reading strategies by contrasting regression results of 10 fast versus 10 slow readers. At the word level the lag effect was evaluated. At the text level, the few-argument strategy versus the many-argument strategy and the physical and the syntactic strategies were evaluated. The absolute proportion of the lag effect was small but was greater for fast than for slow readers. If readers exhibited lagged processing for words, there was an expectation that some higher level processes would also occur with a lag. Analysis showed that there was no difference between reader groups in the processing of new argument nouns. Reading times for both fast and slow readers increased with the number of new argument nouns in the sentences. There was a trade-off between reading speed and comprehension. In every experiment and every condition, the retention scores were poorer for the fast readers than for the slow readers. There were specific reading patterns in fast readers that were not reflected in the average profile of readers. Results demonstrated how important it is to examine comprehension strategies for different reader groups. Results indicated that readers do not necessarily pause at clause and sentence boundaries. (Seven figures are included.) (MG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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