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Tipo: Articolo in rivista
Titolo: Reading in Spanish and Italian: Effects of age of acquisition in transparent orthographies?
Anno di pubblicazione: 2014
Autori: Davies, Rob; Wilson, Maximiliano; Cuetos, Fernando; Burani, Cristina
Affiliazioni autori: Oxford Brookes University; Laval University; Laval University; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR); University of Oviedo
Abstract: Despite the similar transparency of their orthographies, reading in Italian has been found to be affected by frequency but not age of acquisition (AoA) [Barca, L., Burani, C., & Arduino, L. S. (2002). Word naming times and psycholinguistic norms for Italian nouns. Behaviour Research Methods, Instruments and Computers, 34, 424-434] while reading in Spanish is affected by AoA but not frequency [Cuetos, F., & Barbon, A. (2006). Word naming in Spanish. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 18, 415-436]. We examined this cross-linguistic difference, firstly, through a reanalysis of the Italian and Spanish reading latencies. After eliminating several between-experiment differences, we replicated the AoA effect in Spanish but not in Italian and the frequency effect in Italian but not in Spanish. The cross-linguistic comparison could not equate stimulus imageability; therefore, secondly, we compared the Italian reading latencies with new Spanish reading latencies for imageabilitymatched words. We found frequency effects but neither an AoA effect nor a language by AoA interaction. We argue that the previously reported cross-linguistic difference in the AoA effect resulted from a between-study difference in stimulus imageability. More imageable words induced more semantic involvement in reading, yielding an AoA effect in Spanish.
Lingua abstract: inglese
Pagine da: 1808
Pagine a: 1825
Pagine totali: 18
The quarterly journal of experimental psychology
Numero volume: 67
Numero fascicolo: 9
Referee: Sė: Internazionale
Indicizzato da: ISI Web of Science (WOS) 
Allegati: Reading in Spanish and Italian: Effects of age-of-acquisition in transparent orthographies?
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