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ERIC Number: EJ850899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
The Role of Morphology and Short Vowelization in Reading Arabic among Normal and Dyslexic Readers in Grades 3, 6, 9, and 12
Abu-Rabia, Salim
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v36 n2 p89-106 Mar 2007
This study was an investigation of several Arabic reading measures among dyslexics and normal Arabic readers across different ages (grades 3, 6, 9, and 12): the role of morphology, short vowelization (phonological and syntactic skills), spelling, reading isolated words, and reading comprehension. The results of the one-way ANOVAs indicated clear differences between the dyslexic readers and the normal readers on all reading measures. However, the stepwise regression analysis revealed consistent "orthographic" results: morphology (identification and/or production) and spelling were generally the most powerful predictors of both reading accuracy and reading comprehension among dyslexic and normal readers across these different age groups. The results are discussed in terms of the characteristics of the Arabic orthography and the heavy reliance of readers at all levels and ages on "orthographic" factors in reading.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 12; Grade 3; Grade 6; Grade 9
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Language: English
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