ERIC Number: EJ634485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Letter-Detection Errors in the Word "The": Word Frequency versus Syntactic Structure.
Minkoff, Scott R. B.; Raney, Gary E.
Scientific Studies of Reading, v4 n1 p55-76 2000
Compares explanations of letter-detection errors in the word "the" based on the unitization hypothesis (errors occur because the word is processed as a whole unit, and lower order processes are not completed) to the structural model of reading (errors occur because the syntactic function of the word pulls attention away from this word). Finds consistent support for the unitization hypothesis. (RS)
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