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Dynamics of the spelling process during a copy task: Effects of regularity and frequency.
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PMID:  21639610     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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This study investigated the time course of spelling, and its influence on graphomotor execution, in a successive word copy task. According to the cascade model, these two processes may be engaged either sequentially or in parallel, depending on the cognitive demands of spelling. In this experiment, adults were asked to copy a series of words varying in frequency and spelling regularity. A combined analysis of eye and pen movements revealed periods where spelling occurred in parallel with graphomotor execution, but concerned different processing units. The extent of this parallel processing depended on the words' orthographic characteristics. Results also highlighted the specificity of word recognition for copying purposes compared with recognition for reading tasks. The results confirm the validity of the cascade model and clarify the nature of the dependence between spelling and graphomotor processes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).
Authors:
Eric Lambert; Denis Alamargot; Denis Larocque; Gilles Caporossi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-30
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Title:  Canadian journal of experimental psychology = Revue canadienne de psychologie experimentale     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-7290     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-6-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9315513     Medline TA:  Can J Exp Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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