Lexical Decision And Naming Times Of Young Disabled Readers With Function And Content Words

David L. Share, Anthony F. Jorm, Russell Matthews, Rod Maclean

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Abstract

Naming of printed words was found to be more difficult relative to lexical decisions for disabled readers than for normal readers. This finding was interpreted in terms of a phonological recoding deficit in disabled readers. There was also evidence that disabled readers, but not normal readers, have greater difficulty reading function words than content words. It was hypothesised that the low‐imagery value of function words could be responsible for the difficulty which disabled readers have with function words. No evidence was found of qualitative differences in reading processes between specific reading retarded and general reading backward groups. 1988 Australian Psychological Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Psychology
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology

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