Lexical and phonological processing in visual word recognition by stuttering children: Evidence from Spanish

Carlos J. Álvarez, Janeth Hernández-Jaramillo, Juan A. Hernández-Cabrera

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Copyright © Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid 2014.A number of studies have pointed out that stuttering-like disfluencies could be the result of failures in central and linguistic processing. The goal of the present paper is to analyze if stuttering implies deficits in the lexical and phonological processing in visual word recognition. This study compares the performance of 28 children with and without stuttering in a standard lexical decision task in a transparent orthography: Spanish. Word frequency and syllable frequency were manipulated in the experimental words. Stutterers were found to be considerably slower (in their correct responses) and produced more errors than the non- stutterers (χ(1) = 36.63, p
Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberE57
JournalSpanish Journal of Psychology
StatePublished - Aug 4 2014

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