ERIC Number: EJ850910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
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Phonological Assimilation and Visual Word Recognition
Lee, Yang; Moreno, Miguel A.; Park, Hyeongsaeng; Carello, Claudia; Turvey, Michael T.
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v35 n6 p513-530 Nov 2006
Are the visual word-processing tasks of naming and lexical decision sensitive to systematic phonological properties that may or may not be specified in the spelling? Two experiments with Hangul, the alphabetic orthography of Korea, were directed at the effects of the phonological process of assimilation whereby one articulation changes to conform to a neighboring articulation. Disyllabic words were responded to more quickly when (a) the final letter of the first syllable and the initial letter of the second syllable specified phonemes that satisfied rather than violated consonant assimilation, and (b) the vowel letters specified harmonious as opposed to disharmonious vowel phonemes. Discussion addressed the possible mediation of assimilation effects by consistency differences and theories that predict broad phonological influences on visual word recognition.
Descriptors: Syllables, Vowels, Word Recognition, Foreign Countries, Phonology, Reading Processes, Language Processing, Spelling, Korean, Written Language, Phonemes
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