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Layes, Smail; Khenfour, Hichem; Lalonde, Robert; Rebai, Mohamed – Reading Psychology, 2019
In this study, we conducted a lexical decision test using masked priming paradigm to examine the morphological and orthographic priming effects in word recognition. Morphologically related word pairs can be derivational, sharing the same root or not (pseudo derivational). However, the orthographically related pairs share the same letters in…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Semitic Languages, Priming, Semantics
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Nevo, Einat; Brande, Sigalit; Shaul, Shelley – Reading Psychology, 2016
It has been well established that poor reading skills in the first grades of primary school can lead to poor reading skills in all coming years. A reading acceleration program (RAP) known to improve reading skills in adults and children with and without reading difficulties (RD) was tested for its effect on children in second grade with standard…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Acceleration (Education), Reading Skills, Grade 2
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Yeung, Susanna S.; King, Ronnel B. – Reading Psychology, 2016
The present study explored the home literacy environment for Chinese ESL kindergarteners and examined the relationships between home literacy practices and language and literacy skills. Ninety Hong Kong Chinese ESL kindergarteners were assessed for English vocabulary, phonological awareness, letter knowledge and word reading. Their parents…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Expressive Language, Prediction
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Yeung, Susanna S. – Reading Psychology, 2016
Rapid automatized naming has been demonstrated as an important correlate of various reading outcomes. However, the cognitive mechanism underlying the RAN-reading relationship is not well understood. The primary goal of this study is to evaluate three major theoretical accounts for the RAN--reading relationship: phonological processing account,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Kindergarten, Longitudinal Studies, Naming