Word-reading (Lectures 7&8) pt. 2

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1. Who, and how was the 'word identification span' explained?

  • Matthews et al.: 3 letters to right of fixation - 7 to right for alphabetic scripts
  • Lincoln: 4 letters to each side of fixation
  • Rayner et al.: 7 letters to right of fixation - 3 letters to left for alphabetic scripts
  • Kelidi et al.: no one cares
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2. What was the model proposed by Forster in 1976?

  • Spelling model
  • Retrieval model
  • Serial search model
  • Ain't gonna pass this exam model

3. Who would you associate the modified serial model with?

  • Do u see what I've done here muahahaha #tennis
  • Forster & Henman, 1994
  • Murray & Forster, 2004
  • Forster & Williams, 2002
  • Roger & Forster, 1998

4. What did Forster argue about word recognition?

  • It is IDENTIFIABLE
  • It is AUTONOMOUS
  • It is ME HAVING A BREAKDOWN
  • It is RECOGNISABLE

5. What does the modified serial model propose?

  • Mental lexicon of word-forms divided into "sections", slow process categorises spelling to select appropriate section, then serial search WITHIN that bin
  • Mental lexicon of word-forms divided into "sections", slow process categorises spelling to select appropriate section, then serial search OUTSIDE that section
  • Mental lexicon of word-forms divided into "bins", quick process categorises spelling to select appropriate bin, then serial search WITHIN that bin
  • Trial and error, much like my life choices

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