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Title: Reading strategies of bilingual normally progressing and dyslexic readers in Hindi and English
Author: Ashum Gupta
Institution: University of Delhi
Author: Gulgoona Jamal
Institution: University of Delhi
Linguistic Field: Psycholinguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: This study examined the reading accuracy of dyslexic readers in comparison to chronological age-matched normally progressing readers in Hindi and English using word reading tasks, matched for spoken frequency of usage, age of acquisition, imageability, and word length. Both groups showed significantly greater reading accuracy in Hindi than in English. For normally progressing readers, spoken frequency of usage had no significant effect in Hindi and a significant effect in English, whereas for dyslexic readers it had a significant effect in both languages. In Hindi, normally progressing readers produced only nonword errors; dyslexic readers produced a far greater percentage of nonword than word errors. In English, normally progressing readers produced greater percentage of word than nonword errors, whereas dyslexic readers produced greater percentage of nonword than word errors. Results are discussed in terms of orthographic transparency, sublexical, and lexical reading strategies.


This article appears IN Applied Psycholinguistics Vol. 28, Issue 1.

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