Title: Transposition effects in reading Japanese Kana: Are they orthographic in nature?
Authors: Perea, Manuel ×
Nakatani, Chie
van Leeuwen, Cees #
Issue Date: May-2011
Publisher: Springer
Series Title: Memory & Cognition vol:39 issue:4 pages:700-707
Abstract: One critical question for the front end of models of visual-word recognition and reading is whether the stage of letter position coding is purely orthographic or whether phonology is (to some degree) involved. To explore this issue, we conducted a silent reading experiment in Japanese Kana-a script in which orthography and phonology can be easily separated-using a technique that is highly sensitive to phonological effects (i.e., Rayner's (1975) boundary technique). Results showed shorter fixation times on the target word when the parafoveal preview was a transposed-mora nonword ( [(sic) (sic)) than when the preview was a replacement-mora nonword (a.ka.ho.ka (sic) [(sic). More critically, fixation times on the target word were remarkably similar when the parafoveal preview was a transposed-consonant nonword ( [a,cent a integral not signa integral Ya,<<] (sic)) and when the parafoveal preview was an orthographic control nonword ( [(sic)] [(sic)). Thus, these findings offer strong support for the view that letter/mora position coding during silent reading is orthographic in nature.
ISSN: 0090-502X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
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