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ERIC Number: EJ1007792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
The Role of Lexical Representations and Phonological Overlap in Rhyme Judgments of Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Readers
Wagensveld, Barbara; Segers, Eliane; van Alphen, Petra; Verhoeven, Ludo
Learning and Individual Differences, v23 p64-71 Feb 2013
Studies have shown that prereaders find globally similar non-rhyming pairs (i.e., bell-ball) difficult to judge. Although this effect has been explained as a result of ill-defined lexical representations, others have suggested that it is part of an innate tendency to respond to phonological overlap. In the present study we examined this effect over time. Beginning, intermediate and advanced readers were presented with a rhyme judgment task containing rhyming, phonologically similar, and unrelated non-rhyming pairs. To examine the role of lexical representations, participants were presented with both words and pseudowords. Outcomes showed that pseudoword processing was difficult for children but not for adults. The global similarity effect was present in both children and adults. The findings imply that holistic representations cannot explain the incapacity to ignore similarity relations during rhyming. Instead, the data provide more evidence for the idea that global similarity processing is part of a more fundamental innate phonological processing capacity. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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