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ERIC Number: EJ834852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 14
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ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Lexical Effects on Children's Pseudoword Reading in a Transparent Orthography
Marcolini, Stefania; Burani, Cristina; Colombo, Lucia
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v22 n5 p531-544 May 2009
The present study investigated the involvement of lexical knowledge in pseudoword reading by Italian children aged 8-10. In both lexical decision and reading aloud tasks, inhibitory effects were found on pseudowords derived from high-frequency words in comparison to pseudowords derived from low-frequency words. A group of adult readers showed inhibitory effects on pseudowords based on high-frequency words only in lexical decision. The inhibitory effects were interpreted as due to interference on pseudoword processing caused by lexical activation of a high-frequency base-word. The results support the view that lexical information is exploited even in the development of reading of a transparent orthography.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy