Lexical effects on children’s pseudoword reading in a transparent orthography.

The present study investigated the involvement of lexical knowledge in pseudoword reading by Italian children aged 8 to 10. In both lexical decision and reading aloud tasks, inhibitory effects were found on pseudowords derived from high-frequency words in comparison to pseudowords derived from low-frequency words. A group of adult readers showed inhibitory effects on pseudowords based on high-frequency words only in lexical decision. The inhibitory effects were interpreted as due to interference on pseudoword processing caused by lexical activation of a high-frequency base-word. The results support the view that lexical information is exploited even in the development of reading of a transparent orthography.

Tipo Pubblicazione: 
Articolo
Author or Creator: 
Marcolini
S.
Burani
C.
Colombo
L.
Publisher: 
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht ;, Paesi Bassi
Source: 
Reading & writing 22 (2009): 531–544.
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Date: 
2009
Resource Identifier: 
http://www.cnr.it/prodotto/i/47046
ISTC Author: 
Ritratto di Cristina Burani
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