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- Cross-language computational investigation of the length effect in reading aloud
- Perry, Conrad; Ziegler, Johannes C.
- The authors examined whether 2 computational models of reading, the dual-route cascaded model (M. Coltheart, K. Rastle, C. Perry, R. Langdon, and J. C. Ziegler, 2001) and the connectionist 2-layer model (M. Zorzi, G. Houghton, and B. Butterworth, 1998), were able to predict the pattern that the length effect found in reading aloud is larger in German than in English (J. C. Ziegler, C. Perry, A. M. Jacobs, and M. Braun, 2001). The results showed that the dual-route cascaded model, which uses a serial mechanism for assembling phonology, successfully predicted this cross-language difference. In contrast, the connectionist model of Zorzi et al. (1998) predicted the opposite: a larger length effect in English than in German. Both the success of one model and the failure of the other highlight fundamental differences between 2 major classes of computational models.
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- Journal article
- Journal of Experimental Psychology : Human Perception and Performance, Vol. 28, no. 4 (August 2002), p. 990-1001
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- Computational models of reading; Connectionist 2 layer model; Dual route cascaded model; Language differences; Length effect; Oral reading; Reading aloud; Stimulus duration
- American Psychological Association
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- Peer reviewed