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A Connectionist Perspective on Reading and Its Difficulties

  • Margaret J. Snowling
  • Charles Hulme
Part of the Neuropsychology and Cognition book series (NPCO, volume 16)

Abstract

Learning to read in an alphabetic system such as English involves both building a sight vocabulary and developing decoding skills. However, the goal of reading, is not merely printed word recognition but also comprehension. Comprehension of text requires the integration of word meanings within narrative structures, making appropriate use of contextual cues and inferences based on general knowledge. Put this way, learning to read is a considerable feat, even for the child who comes to the task well-prepared in terms of their spoken language ability.

Keywords

Word Recognition Reading Comprehension Phonological Awareness Developmental Dyslexia Dyslexic Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret J. Snowling
    • 1
  • Charles Hulme
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of PsychologyUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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