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Beginning readers activate semantics from sub-word orthography

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Two experiments assessed whether 7-year-old children activate semantic information from sub-word orthography. Children made category decisions to visually-presented words, some of which contained an embedded word (e.g., hip in ship). In Experiment 1 children were slower and less accurate to classify words if they contained an embedded word related in meaning to the category (e.g., slower to reject ship as a 'body part' than an 'animal'), especially...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Cognition Journal website
Volume:
110
Issue:
2
Pages:
273-278
Publication date:
2009-02-05
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ISSN:
0010-0277
URN:
uuid:c24571cc-0980-4f99-81f9-39dd5aac397e
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ora:3369

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