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ERIC Number: EJ824370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Is Logographic Processing Holistic or Analytic?
Genisio, Vanessa; Bastien-Toniazzo, Mireille
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v18 n3 p239-249 Sep 2003
Two tasks of word identification were proposed to children in their last year of upper preschool classes. The results show that identification is not based on an holistic processing but on an analytic one: some letters are enough, especially the first ones. Moreover, their order does not matter. During this period where reading is visuo-semantic in nature, children process letters as words properties. This kind of processing provides them with an "epilinguistic" knowledge about visual properties of the words, which is one of those precursors of decoding acquisition. (Contains 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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