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dc.contributor.authorBorleffs, Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorMaassen, Ben A. M.
dc.contributor.authorLyytinen, Heikki
dc.contributor.authorZwarts, Frans
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-04T05:20:29Z
dc.date.available2017-09-04T05:20:29Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationBorleffs, E., Maassen, B. A. M., Lyytinen, H., & Zwarts, F. (2017). Measuring orthographic transparency and morphological-syllabic complexity in alphabetic orthographies : a narrative review. <em>Reading and Writing</em>, 30 (8), 1617-1638. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s11145-017-9741-5">doi:10.1007/s11145-017-9741-5</a>
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_73623
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/55252
dc.description.abstractThis narrative review discusses quantitative indices measuring differences between alphabetic languages that are related to the process of word recognition. The specific orthography that a child is acquiring has been identified as a central element influencing reading acquisition and dyslexia. However, the development of reliable metrics to measure differences between language scripts hasn’t received much attention so far. This paper therefore reviews metrics proposed in the literature for quantifying orthographic transparency, syllabic complexity, and morphological complexity of alphabetic languages. The review included searches of Web of Science, PubMed, PsychInfo, Google Scholar, and various online sources. Search terms pertained to orthographic transparency, morphological complexity, and syllabic complexity in relation to reading acquisition, and dyslexia. Although the predictive value of these metrics is promising, more research is needed to validate the value of the metrics discussed and to understand the ‘developmental footprint’ of orthographic transparency, morphological complexity, and syllabic complexity in the lexical organization and processing strategies.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReading and Writing
dc.subject.otherorthographic transparency
dc.subject.othermorphology (grammar)
dc.subject.othermorphological complexity
dc.subject.othersyllabic complexity
dc.subject.othersyllabication
dc.subject.othermeasures (measurement)
dc.titleMeasuring orthographic transparency and morphological-syllabic complexity in alphabetic orthographies : a narrative review
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201709013644
dc.contributor.laitosPsykologian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Psychologyen
dc.contributor.oppiainePsykologia
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-09-01T12:15:21Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange1617-1638
dc.relation.issn0922-4777
dc.relation.volume30
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2017. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1007/s11145-017-9741-5


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