Fiona J. Duff

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We investigated the relationship between semantic knowledge and word reading. A sample of 27 6-year-old children read words both in isolation and in context. Lexical knowledge was assessed using general and item-specific tasks. General semantic knowledge was measured using standardized tasks in which children defined words and made judgments about the(More)
WORD MEANING AND READING / 3 ABSTRACT Understanding how we read is a fundamental question for psychology, with critical implications for education. Studies of word reading tend to focus on the mappings between the written and spoken forms of words. In this paper, we review evidence from developmental, neuroimaging, neuropsychological, and computational(More)
Understanding how we read is a fundamental question for psychology, with critical implications for education. Studies of word reading tend to focus on the mappings between the written and spoken forms of words. In this paper, we review evidence from developmental, neuroimaging, neuropsychological, and computational studies that show that knowledge of word(More)
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