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Titolo: Influence of verb and noun bases on reading aloud derived nouns: evidence from children with good and poor reading skills

Anno di pubblicazione: 2014

Formato: Cartaceo

Autori: Traficante, Daniela; Marelli, Marco; Luzzatti, Claudio; Burani, Cristina

Affiliazioni autori: Catholic University of the Sacred Heart; University of Milano-Bicocca; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

Autori CNR:

  • CRISTINA BURANI

Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Several studies on children and adults with and without linguistic impairment have reported differences between verb and noun processing. The present study assessed whether noun and verb bases affect differently children's reading of derived words. Thirty-six Italian good readers and 18 poor readers, all 4th or 5th graders, were asked to read aloud nouns derived from either a noun base (e.g., artista, artist) or a verb base (e.g., punizione, punishment). Word and base frequency affected latencies only for deverbal nouns, while an effect of word length emerged for denominal nouns and an inhibitory effect of suffix length was found for both types of stimuli. A high base frequency and a high whole-word frequency both led to higher levels of accuracy. Verb bases led to higher error rates than noun bases. Poor readers, although slower and less accurate than good readers, showed a pattern of results similar to that of typically developing readers. Data confirm that in 4th and 5th graders morphological decomposition may affect reading aloud of long complex words, and that the grammatical class of the base can modulate this effect.

Pagine da: 1303

Pagine a: 1326

Pagine totali: 24

Rivista:

Reading & writing Kluwer Academic Publishers
Paese di pubblicazione: Paesi Bassi
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0922-4777

Numero volume: 27

Numero fascicolo: 7

DOI: 10.1007/s11145-013-9488-6

Referee: Sė: Internazionale

Indicizzato da: ISI Web of Science (WOS) [000339114400009]

Parole chiave:

  • Reading acquisition
  • Morphology
  • Grammatical category

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