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Reading and Writing

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 265–290 | Cite as

Word-Decoding Deficits in Norwegian: The Impact of Psycholinguistic Marker Effects

  • T. Nergård-NilssenEmail author
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Abstract

The effects of regularity, frequency, lexicality, and granularity on single word reading in Norwegian children with dyslexia and control children matched for age and reading level were examined. The reading impaired children showed the same pattern of performance as younger children matched for reading level on most tasks except for the fact that they worse at nonword reading. The findings are discussed against different theoretical models of reading.

Keywords

Developmental dyslexia Frequency Grainsize units Lexicality Nonword reading deficit Norwegian Psycholinguistic marker effects Regularity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social ScienceUniversity of TromsøTromsøNorway

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