Characteristics of poor readers of Korean hangul: Auditory, visual and phonological processing

Characteristics of poor readers of Korean hangul: Auditory, visual and phonological processing The vast majority of work on the processingcharacteristics of poor readers has beenconducted with readers of English. In thisarticle we report on results that outline theprocessing characteristics of poor readers ofthe Korean alphabetic-syllabic script, hangul.Three groups of readers (10 good readers, 10poor readers and 9 poor readers with lownonverbal IQ) were tested on a range of visual,auditory and phonological processing tasks.Consistent with a number of studies in English,it was found that compared to good readers,poor readers made more mistakes on asame-different tone-matching task at shortISIs. Likewise, some of the poor readers neededlonger ISIs to perceive auditory groupings.Hangul poor readers also performed comparativelyworse on two measures of phonologicalawareness. However, unlike many studies inEnglish, the current study failed to findevidence that poor readers were less sensitiveto the perception of rapidly changing visualstimuli. We suggest that this may be due to theprocessing support provided by properties ofthe hangul script; particularly the way lettersare grouped into syllables and the constraintsof letter order within syllables. These resultssuggest that theories of reading disabilitythat invoke sensory processing deficits need totake into account how such deficits interactwith the task of reading. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reading and Writing Springer Journals

Characteristics of poor readers of Korean hangul: Auditory, visual and phonological processing

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Linguistics; Language and Literature; Psycholinguistics; Education, general; Neurology; Literacy
ISSN
0922-4777
eISSN
1573-0905
D.O.I.
10.1023/B:READ.0000013804.76677.a9
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Abstract

The vast majority of work on the processingcharacteristics of poor readers has beenconducted with readers of English. In thisarticle we report on results that outline theprocessing characteristics of poor readers ofthe Korean alphabetic-syllabic script, hangul.Three groups of readers (10 good readers, 10poor readers and 9 poor readers with lownonverbal IQ) were tested on a range of visual,auditory and phonological processing tasks.Consistent with a number of studies in English,it was found that compared to good readers,poor readers made more mistakes on asame-different tone-matching task at shortISIs. Likewise, some of the poor readers neededlonger ISIs to perceive auditory groupings.Hangul poor readers also performed comparativelyworse on two measures of phonologicalawareness. However, unlike many studies inEnglish, the current study failed to findevidence that poor readers were less sensitiveto the perception of rapidly changing visualstimuli. We suggest that this may be due to theprocessing support provided by properties ofthe hangul script; particularly the way lettersare grouped into syllables and the constraintsof letter order within syllables. These resultssuggest that theories of reading disabilitythat invoke sensory processing deficits need totake into account how such deficits interactwith the task of reading.

Journal

Reading and WritingSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 18, 2004

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  • The relationship between language-processing and visual-processing deficits in developmental dyslexia
    Cestnick, L.; Coltheart, M.

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