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ERIC Number: EJ905445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
InfoSyll: A Syllabary Providing Statistical Information on Phonological and Orthographic Syllables
Chetail, Fabienne; Mathey, Stephanie
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v39 n6 p485-504 Dec 2010
There is now a growing body of evidence in various languages supporting the claim that syllables are functional units of visual word processing. In the perspective of modeling the processing of polysyllabic words and the activation of syllables, current studies investigate syllabic effects with subtle manipulations. We present here a syllabary of the French language aiming at answering new constraints when designing experiments on the syllable issue. The InfoSyll syllabary provides exhaustive characteristics and statistical information for each phonological syllable (e.g., /fi/) and for its corresponding orthographic syllables (e.g., "fi", "phi", "phy", "fee", "fix", "fis"). Variables such as the type and token positional frequencies, the number and frequencies of the correspondences between orthographic and phonological syllables are provided. As discussed, such computations should allow precise controls, manipulations and quantitative descriptions of syllabic variables in the field of psycholinguistic research. (Contains 4 tables, 2 figures, and 2 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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