Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Grapheme

  • Adele S. Raade
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79948-3_891

Definition

Grapheme refers to the visual or written representation of a particular letter (e.g., b, g, or m). When an individual engages in oral reading, he performs grapheme–phoneme conversion. That is, he pairs the particular visual image of a letter with the sound associated with that letter.

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References and Readings

  1. Goodglass, H. (1993). Understanding aphasia. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adele S. Raade
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  1. 1.Adjunct Assistant ProfessorBoston University Department of Speech Language, & Hearing SciencesBostonUSA