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Does a focus on universals represent a new trend in word recognition?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 August 2012

Laurie Beth Feldman
Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY 12222, and Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT 06511. lfeldman@albany.edu
Fermín Moscoso del Prado Martín
Laboratoire Dynamique du Language, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut de Sciences de l'Homme, 69363 Lyon Cedex 07, France. fermosc@gmail.com


Comparisons across languages have long been a means to investigate universal properties of the cognitive system. Although differences between languages may be salient, it is the underlying similarities that have advanced our understanding of language processing. Frost is not unique in emphasizing that the interaction among linguistic codes reinforces the inadequacy of constructing a model of word recognition where orthographic processes operate in isolation.

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