Phonological Impairment in Italian: Acquired and Developmental Dyslexia

  • Giuseppe Sartori
  • Remo Job


Recent analysis of reading breakdown in adult readers within the framework of information-processing models show that different dyslexic syndromes may affect selectively the direct visual route to meaning (surface dyslexia; Marshall and Newcombe, 1973), or the prelexical phonological route (deep and phonological dyslexia; Coltheart, Marshall and Patterson, 1980; Beauvois and Derouesne, 1979).


Lexical Decision Task Dyslexic Child Function Word Irregular Word Exception Word 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Sartori
    • 1
  • Remo Job
    • 1
  1. 1.Universita di PadovaItaly

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