The Means to an End: Phonology's Prominence in a Reading Task

Anna Grabovac


For decades, psycholinguists have engaged in a debate over the steps involved in the reading process. Do readers find meaning in texts through a phonological route or a lexical route? This paper, which takes into account two previous studies, investigates the influence of phonology and lexical spelling by analyzing the results of a reading judgment task.

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Van Orden, G.C. (1987). A ROWS is a ROSE: Spelling, Sound, and Reading. Memory & Cognition, 15 (3), 181-98.


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