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The influence of number of syllables on word skipping during reading

The influence of number of syllables on word skipping during reading
The influence of number of syllables on word skipping during reading
In an eye-tracking experiment, subjects read sentences containing a monosyllabic (e.g. grain) or a disyllabic (e.g. cargo) five-letter word. Monosyllabic target words were skipped more often than disyllabic target words, indicating that syllabic structure was extracted from the parafovea early enough to influence the decision of saccade target selection. Fixation times on the target word when it was fixated did not show an influence of number of syllables, demonstrating that number of syllables differentially impacts skipping rates and fixation durations during reading
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Fitzsimmons, Gemma
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Drieghe, Denis
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Fitzsimmons, Gemma
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Drieghe, Denis
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Fitzsimmons, Gemma and Drieghe, Denis (2011) The influence of number of syllables on word skipping during reading. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18 (4), 736-741. (doi:10.3758/s13423-011-0105-x). (PMID:21557026)

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Abstract

In an eye-tracking experiment, subjects read sentences containing a monosyllabic (e.g. grain) or a disyllabic (e.g. cargo) five-letter word. Monosyllabic target words were skipped more often than disyllabic target words, indicating that syllabic structure was extracted from the parafovea early enough to influence the decision of saccade target selection. Fixation times on the target word when it was fixated did not show an influence of number of syllables, demonstrating that number of syllables differentially impacts skipping rates and fixation durations during reading

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Published date: August 2011

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Local EPrints ID: 193143
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/193143
PURE UUID: 0f8f2aba-3907-48b5-8775-6b49675d2184
ORCID for Gemma Fitzsimmons: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4519-0499

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Date deposited: 12 Jul 2011 10:19
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:24

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