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Activities and Seminars

Kate Nation, University of Oxford, UK
 
Date: Mar 08, 2012

What: Form-meaning links and the development of visual word recognition

Where: BCBL Auditorium

Who: Kate Nation, University of Oxford, UK

What: Form-meaning links and the development of visual word recognition


Learning to read takes time and it requires explicit instruction. Three decades of research has taught us a good deal about how children learn about the links between orthography and phonology during word reading development. However, we have learned less about the links that children build between orthographic form and meaning. This is surprising given that the goal of reading development must be for children to develop an orthographic system that allows meanings to be accessed quickly, reliably and efficiently from orthography. This talk will consider whether meaning-related information is used when children read words aloud, and asks what we know about how and when children make connections between form and meaning during the course of reading development.