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Reading: Readability of Single Words as a Function of Word Type

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Readability of Single Words as a Function of Word Type

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Willy De Weirdt

Dienst voor Psychologie H. Dunantlaan 2 9000 Gent, BE
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Abstract

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
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Published on 01 Jan 1987.
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