The distinctive properties of the Hebrew script are described. The most prominent of these is that vowels are typically signified by diacritical marks. Everyday texts omit diacritical marks altogether, hence most vocalic information is not represented directly in them. The history of the Hebrew writing system is outlined. Some experimental studies that capitalize on the special characteristics of the Hebrew script are described. The main conclusion drawn from them was that grapheme-to-phoneme translation is applied in word naming.
|Title of host publication||Orthographies and Reading|
|Subtitle of host publication||Perspectives from Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Linguistics|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
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© 1984 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Ltd.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychology (all)