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    The dynamics of reading in non-Roman writing systems: a Reading and Writing Special Issue

    Reilly, Ronan and Radach, Ralph (2012) The dynamics of reading in non-Roman writing systems: a Reading and Writing Special Issue. Reading and Writing, 25 (5). pp. 935-950. ISSN 0922-4777

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    This paper provides a short overview of current issues in research on continuous reading in non-Roman orthographies. At the same time it also serves as an introduction to the present Reading and Writing Special Issue on this topic. The main questions examined in the contributions to this volume are closely related to issues that have been central to research debates on reading in English, German and French. However, we argue that these innovative approaches to the dynamics of reading in Chinese, Japanese and Korean go far beyond a simple comparative research strategy. Instead, by illuminating phenomena like word segmentation, parafoveal processing and semantic analysis from their unique perspectives, they provide valuable insights into the more general question of to what extent information processing in reading is universal as opposed to language specific. Moreover, we expect that these initial studies will trigger more basic research on non-alphabetic reading, providing a foundation for useful application.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Reading; Non-Roman writing systems; Chinese; Korean; Japanese; Eye movements;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 8194
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    Depositing User: Prof. Ronan Reilly
    Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 15:41
    Journal or Publication Title: Reading and Writing
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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