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Automatization and orthographic development in second language visual word recognition

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Title:Automatization and orthographic development in second language visual word recognition
Authors:Kida, Shusaku
Keywords:second language visual word recognition
automatization
orthographic representation
coefficient of variation
masked form-priming
show 1 moresustained silent reading
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Date Issued:Apr 2016
Publisher:University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
Center for Language & Technology
Abstract:The present study investigated second language (L2) learners’ acquisition of automatic word recognition and the development of L2 orthographic representation in the mental lexicon. Participants in the study were Japanese university students enrolled in a compulsory course involving a weekly 30-minute sustained silent reading (SSR) activity with graded readers for 12 weeks. They completed the masked form-priming lexical decision task (LDT) before and after the in-class SSR activity. Results showed that participants exhibited signs of increasing automaticity of L2 word recognition (analyzed with the coefficient of variation), but could not develop their L2 orthographic representation (analyzed with the pattern of priming effects in the masked form-priming LDT). These findings suggest that automatization does not necessarily entail the development of orthographic representation, that is, the acquisition of automatic word recognition and the development of orthographic representation do not occur simultaneously. Instead, their development is asymmetrical.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/66719
ISSN:1539-0578
DOI:10125/66719
Volume:28
Issue/Number:1
Appears in Collections: Volume 28, No. 1


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