Children like dense neighborhoods: orthographic neighborhood density effects in novel readers
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dc.contributor.author Vidal-Abarca Gámez, Eduardo
dc.contributor.author Duñabeitia, Jon Andoni
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-28T09:09:11Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-28T09:09:11Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/2285
dc.description.abstract Previous evidence with English beginning readers suggests that some orthographic effects, such as the orthographic neighborhood density effects, could be stronger for children than for adults. Particularly, children respond more accurately to words with many orthographic neighbors than to words with few neighbors. The magnitude of the effects for children is much higher than for adults, and some researchers have proposed that these effects could be progressively modulated according to reading expertise. The present paper explores in depth how children from 1st to 6th grade perform a lexical decision with words that are from dense or sparse orthographic... (Leer más) neighborhoods, attending not only to accuracy measures, but also to response latencies, through a computer-controlled task. Our results reveal that children (like adults) show clear neighborhood density effects, and that these effects do not seem to depend on reading expertise. Contrarily to previous claims, the present work shows that orthographic neighborhood effects are not progressively modulated by reading skill. Further, these data strongly support the idea of a general language-independent preference for using the lexical route instead of grapheme-to-phoneme conversions, even in beginning readers. The implications of these results for developmental models in reading and for models in visual word recognition and orthographic encoding are discussed. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation http://revistas.ucm.es/psi/11387416/articulos/SJOP0808120026A.PDF en
dc.source Duñabeitia, Jon Andoni; Vidal-Abarca Gámez, Eduardo. Children like dense neighborhoods: orthographic neighborhood density effects in novel readers. Spanish journal of psychology, Vol. 11, Nº. 1, 2008 , pags. 26-35 en
dc.subject Lexical access; Reading development; Orthographic neighborhood; Density effect en
dc.title Children like dense neighborhoods: orthographic neighborhood density effects in novel readers en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::PSICOLOGÍA::Psicología del niño y del adolescente::Problemas de aprendizaje en
dc.description.private Eduardo.Vidal-Abarca@uv.es en

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