On the Use and Usefulness of Stress Diacritics in Reading Greek

On the Use and Usefulness of Stress Diacritics in Reading Greek The assignment of stress when reading Greek can be based on lexical and orthographic information. One hundred and seventy seventh-grade children read lists of isolated words and pseudowords. A large proportion of stress assignment errors were made in pseudoword reading, especially on the items that do not follow the most frequent penultimate stress pattern. Analysis of text corpora indicates that ignoring written stress diacritics would result in less than 1% errors, without taking into account disambiguating effects of context. It is tentatively suggested that, in reading Greek, stress assignment is primarily lexical. The results are consistent with a hypothesis that the bisyllabic trochee is the default metrical frame in Greek. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reading and Writing Springer Journals

On the Use and Usefulness of Stress Diacritics in Reading Greek

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Springer
Subject
Linguistics; Language and Literature; Psycholinguistics; Education, general; Neurology; Literacy
ISSN
0922-4777
eISSN
1573-0905
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11145-005-4023-z
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Abstract

The assignment of stress when reading Greek can be based on lexical and orthographic information. One hundred and seventy seventh-grade children read lists of isolated words and pseudowords. A large proportion of stress assignment errors were made in pseudoword reading, especially on the items that do not follow the most frequent penultimate stress pattern. Analysis of text corpora indicates that ignoring written stress diacritics would result in less than 1% errors, without taking into account disambiguating effects of context. It is tentatively suggested that, in reading Greek, stress assignment is primarily lexical. The results are consistent with a hypothesis that the bisyllabic trochee is the default metrical frame in Greek.

Journal

Reading and WritingSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 12, 2005

References

  • Stress regularity or consistency? Reading aloud Italian polysyllables with different stress patterns
    Burani, C.; Arduino, L. S.
  • The representation of stress: Evidence from an aphasic patient
    Cappa, S. F.; Nespor, M.; Ielasi, W.; Miozzo, A.

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