The functions of phonology in the acquisition of reading: Lexical and sentence processing

@article{Johnston1995TheFO,
  title={The functions of phonology in the acquisition of reading: Lexical and sentence processing},
  author={R. Stewart Johnston and G. Brian Thompson and Claire M. Fletcher-Flinn and Christopher Holligan},
  journal={Memory & Cognition},
  year={1995},
  volume={23},
  pages={749-766}
}
It has been claimed (V. Coltheart, Laxon, Rickard, & Elton, 1988) that learners as well as skilled readers use phonology for multiple functions in reading-for-meaning tasks. This claim was examined using lexical decision and sentence evaluation tasks. It was found in the first experiment that the type of instruction learners had received determined whether there was prelexical use of phonology in responding to items out of sentence context. Type of instruction had no effect when the items were… CONTINUE READING
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