A shift from phonological recoding to direct access in reading as a result of previous exposure

Steven G. Zecker, Mark Dumont

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Abstract

The present study examined the effect of repeated exposures of a visually presented phrase on the mode of lexical access (phonological recoding vs. visual mediation) used. Subjects made meaningfulness decisions about two- and three-word phrases. Following five exposures to each phrase, some of which sounded meaningful but were not (“drops of do”), and others which were neither (“nut and bout”), the significant reaction time advantage on the first exposure for rejecting the latter phrase type was eliminated. Results supported the dual access hypothesis that subjects use phonological recoding upon initial exposure to a phrase, but following repeated exposures are able to use direct visual access. A dual access model compatible with these results is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-158
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Literacy Research
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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