Reviewed the literature on “strong” and “weak” phonological theories of visual word recognition, and concluded that sublexical (pre-lexical, assembled) phonology plays a role in early visual word recognition.

Evaluate the lexical decision study by Kinoshita & Norris (2012) in the light of Rastle and Brysbaert’s review.


Kinoshita, S., & Norris, D. (2012). Pseudohomophone priming in lexical decision is not fragile in a sparse lexical neighborhood. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, available in Publish ahead of print, DOI: 10.1037/a0026782

Rastle, K., & Brysbaert, M. (2006). Masked phonological priming effects in English: Are they real? Does it matter? Cognitive Psychology, 53, 97-145.

Lecture reference: Word recognition (Week 8)

Textbook reference: Eysenck & Keane (2010) Chapter 9, Reading and speech perception. (pp.333-349)


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