Reading researchers, compared to experienced reading teachers, probably only know a small portion of the facts of early reading. A plea is made to list such facts. As an example, the readability of different types of monosyllabic words (real versus nonsense words. CV-words versus VC-words, CCVC- versus CVCC-words, CCCVC- versus CVCCC-words) is compared. Real words, VC-words, CCVC- and CCCVC-words are the easier ones. The theoretical and practical relevance of the results is briefly discussed.
How to Cite:
De Weirdt, W., 1987. Readability of Single Words as a Function of Word Type. Psychologica Belgica, 27(2), pp.113–122. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/pb.764