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ERIC Number: EJ905050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 104
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0736-9387
Reading in French-Speaking Adults with Dyslexia
Martin, Jennifer; Cole, Pascale; Leuwers, Christel; Casalis, Severine; Zorman, Michel; Sprenger-Charolles, Liliane
Annals of Dyslexia, v60 n2 p238-264 Dec 2010
This study investigated the reading and reading-related skills of 15 French-speaking adults with dyslexia, whose performance was compared with that of chronological-age controls (CA) and reading-level controls (RL). Experiment 1 assessed the efficiency of their phonological reading-related skills (phonemic awareness, phonological short-term memory, and rapid automatic naming (RAN)) and experiment 2 assessed the efficiency of their lexical and sublexical (or phonological) reading procedures (reading aloud of pseudowords and irregular words of different lengths). Experiment 1 revealed that adults with dyslexia exhibited lower phonological reading-related skills than CAs only, and were better than RL controls on the RAN. In experiment 2, as compared with RL controls, only a deficit in the sublexical reading procedure was observed. The results of the second experiment replicated observations from English-language studies but not those of the first experiment. Several hypotheses are discussed to account for these results, including one related to the transparency of orthographic systems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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