How early does morpho-lexical reading develop in readers of a shallow orthography?

In this research, lexical and morpho-lexical reading in Italian children
aged 8 to 10 years was investigated. Children and control adults were
administered two tasks on words and pseudowords: visual lexical decision
and naming. Word frequency effects in both lexical decision and naming
were found, both in children and adults. Pseudowords made up of roots and
derivational suffixes were decided more frequently as possible words, and
were named more quickly and accurately than matched pseudowords with no
morphological constituency at all ages. These results show that morpho-
lexical reading is available and efficient in young readers of a shallow
orthography, with similar patterns in children and adults.

Publication type: 
Articolo
Author or Creator: 
Burani C.
Marcolini S.
Stella G.
Publisher: 
Academic Press., San Diego [etc.], Stati Uniti d'America
Source: 
Brain and language (Print) 81 (2002): 568–586.
info:cnr-pdr/source/autori:Burani C., Marcolini S., Stella G./titolo:How early does morpho-lexical reading develop in readers of a shallow orthography?/doi:/rivista:Brain and language (Print)/anno:2002/pagina_da:568/pagina_a:586/intervallo_pagine:568–586/
Date: 
2002
Resource Identifier: 
http://www.cnr.it/prodotto/i/46688
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