Why is nonword reading so variable in adult skilled readers?

@inproceedings{Coltheart2018WhyIN,
  title={Why is nonword reading so variable in adult skilled readers?},
  author={Max Coltheart and Anastasia Ulicheva},
  booktitle={PeerJ},
  year={2018}
}
When the task is reading nonwords aloud, skilled adult readers are very variable in the responses they produce: a nonword can evoke as many as 24 different responses in a group of such readers. Why is nonword reading so variable? We analysed a large database of reading responses to nonwords, which documented that two factors contribute to this variability. The first factor is variability in graphemic parsing (the parsing of a letter string into its constituent graphemes): the same nonword can… CONTINUE READING

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