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Child and Symbol Factors in Learning to Read a Visually Complex Writing System

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In Kannada, visual features are arranged in blocks called akshara, making this a visually more complex writing system than typical alphabetic orthographies. Akshara knowledge was assessed concurrently and 8 months later in 113 children in the first years of reading instruction (aged 4-7 years). Mixed effects logistic regression models showed that both symbol-level (visual complexity, phonological complexity, frequency) and child-level (phoneme awareness, vocabulary, rapid automatized naming) ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Quinlan, P More by this author
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Scientific Studies of Reading
Volume:
18
Issue:
5
Pages:
309-324
Publication date:
2014
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ISSN:
1088-8438
URN:
uuid:c69f104d-9019-444f-92cb-300fe1b53ce0
Source identifiers:
478869
Local pid:
pubs:478869
Language:
English

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