How The Sound Of A Word Affects How We Read And Categorize

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Title Understanding how the sound of a word affects how we read and categorize. By knowing how homophobic words can play a role in our comprehension and how one learns to read. By using the dual-access theory and analyzing the theories of phonological mediation and direct access to gain insight on the way one understands words and homophone relations. The article “A ROWS is a ROSE: Spelling, sound, and reading” Van Orden researches the effects of stimulus word phonology. This study was design to find out whether when a homophonic word was placed in a category whether the participant could identify the “homophone foils.” The procedure was as follows: participants were seated in front of a Gerbrands B1128 Harvard Model T-3A tachistoscope…show more content…
Experiment 1 conceptualized the “basic ability to suppress homophone priming effect” (2013). By using a 2x2 design; each experiment occupies a cognitive load factor. So by showing the words “bye” and “buy” to replace one another Davis and Herr understand how the cognitive functioning is at work. The results of this experiment show that there is a basic inability to suppress the homophobic priming meaning that their hypothesis was not supported however; it is understood similar to Van Orden, that homophonic foils have an effect on how one comprehend certain words when placed in a sentence or category and how one may perceive that and its definition based on the sound. Likewise, authors Debra Jared and Katrina O’ Donnell study in their article “Skilled adult readers activate the meanings of high-frequency words using phonology: Evidence from eye tracking.” (2016) The purposed was to see is skilled adult readers could activate the meanings of high-frequency words using phonology when reading sentences for meaning (2016). This experiment was conducted with thirty-six English speaking university students. Their task was to select out of 48 English homophone pairs to complete the sentences correctly. Each pair contained contain a homophone high- frequency. Results showed that the participants clearly knew which was the correct spelling making their tested hypothesis correct that high skilled adult readers would be
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