Reading has been an extensively studied topicin the Western hemisphere for several decades,and an enormous amount of empirical data hasaccumulated on various aspects of readingalphabetic writing systems like English. Oflate, there has been some interest in theprocessing of non-alphabetic scripts. However,there is hardly any empirical research base onseveral of these writing systems. Twoexperiments are reported on factors influencingrapid reading of words in Kannada, a Dravidianlanguage spoken in southern India. The resultsindicate that word frequency and word type(concrete vs. abstract) do not affect Kannadaword reading latencies (Experiment 1), whereassyllable length, orthographic complexity, andphoneme/grapheme sequence irregularity doaffect reading latencies (Experiment 2). The resultsare discussed in terms of the need for cautionin generalizing from studies based onalphabetic scripts, and point to the relevanceof considering orthography-specific variablesin understanding reading time, even in adult,proficient readers.
Reading and Writing – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 18, 2004
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