Reading and spelling in adults: Are there lexical and sub-lexical subtypes?

Burt, Jennifer S. and Heffernan, Maree E. (2012) Reading and spelling in adults: Are there lexical and sub-lexical subtypes?. Journal of Research in Reading, 35 2: 183-203. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9817.2010.01455.x

Author Burt, Jennifer S.
Heffernan, Maree E.
Title Reading and spelling in adults: Are there lexical and sub-lexical subtypes?
Journal name Journal of Research in Reading   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0141-0423
Publication date 2012-05
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9817.2010.01455.x
Volume 35
Issue 2
Start page 183
End page 203
Total pages 21
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract The dual-route model of reading proposes distinct lexical and sub-lexical procedures for word reading and spelling. Lexically reliant and sub-lexically reliant reader subgroups were selected from 78 university students on the basis of their performance on lexical (orthographic) and sub-lexical (phonological) choice tests, and on irregular and nonword naming. In spelling of irregular words and nonwords to dictation, the group comparisons failed to support the dissociative predictions for lexical and sub-lexical reliance that were derived from the dual-route model: lexical readers were not superior to sub-lexical readers on spelling irregular words as well as inferior to sub-lexical readers on spelling regular letter strings (nonwords). In line with a single-route view, print exposure and phonological coding (nonword naming accuracy) appear to be key factors in the effective learning of both regular and irregular words.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 16 AUG 2010

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