© 2003

Reading Complex Words

Cross-Language Studies

  • Egbert M. H. Assink
  • Dominiek Sandra

Part of the Neuropsychology and Cognition book series (NPCO, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Anne Fowler, Laurie Beth Feldman, Darinka Andjelkovic, Banu Oney
    Pages 53-80
  3. Aydin Yücesan Durgunoğlu
    Pages 81-92
  4. Hélène Giraudo, Jonathan Grainger
    Pages 139-157
  5. Robert Schreuder, Cristina Burani, R. Harald Baayen
    Pages 159-189
  6. Harold T. Nefs, Egbert M. H. Assink, Paul P. N. A. Knuijt
    Pages 191-219
  7. Cristina Burani, Alessandro Laudanna
    Pages 241-264
  8. John P. Sabatini
    Pages 265-293
  9. Ludovic Ferrand, Juan Segui
    Pages 295-314
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 331-339

About this book


In a series of fourteen chapters this book brings together current research findings on the involvement of word-internal structure for the purpose of word reading (especially morphological structure). Contributors include many leading experts in this research domain. The central theme of reading complex words is approached from several angles, such that the chapters span a wide variety of topics where this issue is important. The experiments reported in the book involve:

- different populations : children, expert readers, illiterates;
- different languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Turkish, Serbian;
- different processing levels where morphology may play a role: sublexical, supralexical;
- different variables which may determine morphological effects: morphological type, semantic transparency, branching relations among morphemes.

Given this scope, the book offers a good state of the art platform in current psycholinguistic research on the topic. Reading Complex Words: Cross-Language Studies is a valuable resource for all researchers studying the mental lexicon and to those who teach advanced courses in the psychology of language.


language memory psychology psychology of language

Editors and affiliations

  • Egbert M. H. Assink
    • 1
  • Dominiek Sandra
    • 2
  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Reading Complex Words
  • Book Subtitle Cross-Language Studies
  • Editors Egbert M.H. Assink
    Dominiek Sandra
  • Series Title Neuropsychology and Cognition
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-47707-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3397-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-3720-2
  • Series ISSN 0927-0116
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 339
  • Number of Illustrations 36 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Child and School Psychology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


"Overall, the book is quite comprehensive and adds substantive information to the pool of data regarding sublexical processes and reading."
(Jaumeiko J.C. Brown, Ph.D.)