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Chetail, Fabienne; Mathey, Stephanie – Journal of Child Language, 2013
This study investigated whether and to what extent phonemic abilities of young readers (Grade 5) influence syllabic effects in reading. More precisely, the syllable congruency effect was tested in the lexical decision task combined with masked priming in eleven-year-old children. Target words were preceded by a pseudo-word prime sharing the first…
Descriptors: Phonemes, Syllables, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Cohen-Mimran, Ravit – Journal of Child Language, 2009
The purpose of the present study was to explore the contribution of phonological and general language skills to reading fluency of pointed and unpointed Hebrew scripts. Reading, language and memory tasks were performed by 48 fifth-grade monolingual native Hebrew speakers. Results showed that the most marked predictor for both pointed and unpointed…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Language Skills, Reading Fluency, Semantics