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Factors influencing syntactic awareness skills in normal readers and poor comprehenders

Abstract:

Using a word order correction paradigm, we assessed syntactic awareness skills in children with good and poor reading comprehension, matched for age, decoding skill, and nonverbal ability. Poor comprehenders performed less well than normal readers, and the performance of both groups was influenced by the syntactic complexity and semantic ambiguity of the sentences. These findings support the view that poor comprehenders have language processing difficulties encompassing grammatical as well as...

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Publisher copy:
10.1017/S0142716400002046
Journal:
APPLIED PSYCHOLINGUISTICS More from this journal
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Pages:
229-241
Publication date:
2000-06-01
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ISSN:
0142-7164
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:379141
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uuid:6c632f1c-8f28-460e-af29-f64389b2b681
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pubs:379141
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379141
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2013-11-16

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