Orthographic analogies and phonological priming effects

Wood, Clare (2002). Orthographic analogies and phonological priming effects. Journal of Research in Reading, 25(2) pp. 144–159.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9817.00165


Bowey, Vaughan and Hansen (1998) have demonstrated that once phonological priming effects have been taken in account, there is no orthographic analogy effect for words with common end patterns (e.g. beak–peak). Goswami (1999) has argued that the study on which this claim is based is methodically flawed. This paper attempted to verify Bowey et al.'s claim by using an improved clue-word procedure with a group of beginning readers, whose phonological awareness and vocabulary was also assessed. The results indicated that while rime-based analogies seem to be phonological rather than orthographic in nature, beginning readers are able to use an orthographic analogy strategy when reading words that have similar beginnings (e.g. beak–bean).

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