Orthographic onsets and rimes as functional units of reading

Bowey J.A. (1990) Orthographic onsets and rimes as functional units of reading. Memory & Cognition, 18 4: 419-427. doi:10.3758/BF03197130


Author Bowey J.A.
Title Orthographic onsets and rimes as functional units of reading
Journal name Memory & Cognition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-502X
Publication date 1990-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3758/BF03197130
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 18
Issue 4
Start page 419
End page 427
Total pages 9
Subject 3206 Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
3200 Psychology
Abstract Three experiments are described in which a partial identity priming procedure was used to investigate the hypothesis that orthographic onsets and rimes serve as units of visual word recognition. In Experiment 1, partial identity priming using word-final trigrams was observed only when the trigram constituted the orthographic rime unit. Nonrime trigrams were ineffective primes. In Experiment 2, partial identity priming using word-final bigrams in which both experimental and control primes were similar in bigram frequency was observed only when the bigram corresponded to the orthographic rime unit. Nonrime primes were again ineffective primes. In Experiment 3, partial identity priming using word-initial bigrams was observed only when the bigram corresponded to the orthographic onset unit. Non-onsetbigramswere ineffective-primes. These differential priming outcomes cannot be explained by graphemic priming, prime frequency, or practice effects. They are consistent with the hypothesis that syllable onset and rime units serve as functional units of reading.
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