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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Academic Paper


Title: 'Activation of syllable units during visual recognition of French words in Grade 2'
Author: FabienneChetail
Institution: 'Université Bordeaux 2'
Author: StephanieMathey
Institution: 'Université Bordeaux 2'
Linguistic Field: 'Applied Linguistics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics'
Subject Language: 'French'
Abstract: The aim of the study was to investigate the syllable activation hypothesis in French beginning readers. Second graders performed a lexical decision task in which bisyllabic words were presented in two colours that either matched the syllable boundaries or not. The data showed that the children were sensitive to syllable match and to syllable complexity. In addition, good readers were slowed down while poor readers were speeded up by syllable match. These findings suggest that syllables are functional units of lexical access in children and that syllable activation is influenced by reading level.

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This article appears in Journal of Child Language Vol. 36, Issue 4, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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