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ERIC Number: EJ941886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0261-510X
Phonological Coding in Reading of Deaf Children: Pseudohomophone Effects in Lexical Decision
Transler, Catherine; Reitsma, Pieter
British Journal of Developmental Psychology, v23 n4 p525-542 Nov 2005
The purpose of this study was to find new evidence for phonological coding in written word recognition among deaf Dutch children. A lexical decision task was presented to 48 severely and profoundly deaf children aged from 6 years 8 months to 13 years 5 months, and a control group of Grade 1 hearing children matched on written word recognition. Sixteen pseudohomophones were introduced, closely matched on orthographic similarity with 16 control pseudo-words. Both hearing children and deaf children made significantly more mistakes on pseudohomophones than on control pseudo-words. Although pseudohomophony effects were smaller for deaf than for hearing participants, the findings were taken as evidence that deaf children also used phonological coding during written word recognition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands