Originally published in 1984, the previous two decades had seen a rebirth of psychological interest in the process of reading. Attention had increasingly been directed to aspects of fluent reading, such as eye-movement control or contextual effects within the sentence, to a great extent progress had depended on refinement of the experimental analysis of factors that govern the processing of isolated words. This seemingly narrow concern with word recognition turned out to raise a rich collection of questions about the reader’s access to phonology and meaning. In this volume these questions are pursued across the range of orthographic systems which written languages exhibit.
Introduction. 1. Writing Systems and Reading Processes L. Henderson 2. Lexical Access in Japanese J. Morton and S. Sasanuma 3. Can Surface Dyslexia Occur in Japanese? S. Sasanuma 4. Arbitrariness and Double Articulation in Writing F. Coulmas 5. Writing Systems and Reading Disorders M. Coltheart 6. The Serbo-Croatian Orthography Constrains the Reader to a Phonologically Analytic Strategy M.T. Turvey, L.B. Feldman and G. Lukatela 7. Reading Hebrew: How Necessary is the Graphemic Representation of Vowels? D. Navon and J. Shimron 8. The Representation of Internal Word Structure in English P.T. Smith, T. Meredith, H.M. Pattison and C. Sterling 9. Wholisitic Reading of Alphabetic Print: Evidence from the FDM and the FBI D. Besner, E. Davelaar, D. Alcott and P. Parry. Author Index. Subject Index. Language Index.
The psychology of reading investigates the process by which readers extract visual information from written text and make sense of it. Psychology Library Editions: Psychology of Reading (11 Volumes) brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a small series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1980 and 1995. The set includes topics such as dyslexia and the relationship between speech and reading.