Little Frog and Toad: Interaction of orthography and phonology in Polish spelling

Little Frog and Toad: Interaction of orthography and phonology in Polish spelling The interaction of lexical and non-lexicalprocesses in spelling was investigated throughlexical priming of non-lexical spelling, inPolish, a language in whose relativelytransparent orthography lexical informationmight be expected to play a less influentialrole than in English. Orthographic choice fornonwords was assessed under free and primedspelling conditions for both adults andchildren using direct and associative priming.The findings indicated that lexical orthographyinfluences resolution of nonlexical phonologyin spelling and identified two sources ofinfluence: one in unprimed spelling, wherelong-standing orthographic knowledge affectednonword orthographic choice so that it was notdetermined solely by phonology, the other inprimed spelling, where orthographic solutionsto nonwords were influenced by the covertorthography of the prime. The most powerfulevidence for lexical influence comes from thefinding that lexical orthography not onlyinforms resolution of phonology in cases ofambiguity, but overrides phonology whenresolution is unambiguous. Reading and Writing Springer Journals

Little Frog and Toad: Interaction of orthography and phonology in Polish spelling

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Linguistics; Language and Literature; Psycholinguistics; Education, general; Neurology; Literacy
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