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dc.contributor.authorHautala, Jarkko
dc.contributor.authorLoberg, Otto
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-11T09:41:21Z
dc.date.available2019-11-11T09:41:21Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationHautala, J., & Loberg, O. (2015). Breaking down the word length effect on readers’ eye movements. <i>Language, Cognition and Neuroscience</i>, <i>30</i>(8), 993-1007. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2015.1049187" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2015.1049187</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_24810976
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_66707
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66300
dc.description.abstractPrevious research on the effect of word length on reading confounded the number of letters (NrL) in a word with its spatial width. Consequently, the extent to which visuospatial and attentional-linguistic processes contribute to the word length effect on parafoveal and foveal vision in reading and dyslexia is unknown. Scholars recently suggested that visual crowding is an important factor for determining an individual’s reading speed in fluent and dyslexic reading. We studied whether the NrL or the spatial width of target words affects fixation duration and saccadic measures in natural reading in fluent and dysfluent readers of a transparent orthography. Participants read natural sentences presented in a proportional font that contained spatially narrow and wide four- to seven-letter target words. The participants looked at spatially narrow words overall for a longer duration partially due to more frequent regressions, which showed that crowding can disrupt word recognition during normal reading. In addition, reliable NrL effects on fixation duration suggest that letters are important attentional units during reading. Saccadic measures including relative landing position, refixation and skipping probability were strongly affected by spatial width and slightly affected by the NrL, which suggests that saccadic programming and parafoveal processing of upcoming words are limited by visual acuity more than by attentional factors. The dysfluent readers overall had longer fixation durations for words but did not show larger crowding or NrL effects.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLanguage, Cognition and Neuroscience
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.otherreading fluency
dc.subject.otherword lenght
dc.subject.othercrowding
dc.subject.otherword skipping
dc.titleBreaking down the word length effect on readers’ eye movements
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201910314690
dc.contributor.laitosAgora Centerfi
dc.contributor.laitosPsykologian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosAgora Centeren
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Psychologyen
dc.contributor.oppiainePsykologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiainePsychologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2019-10-31T13:15:11Z
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange993-1007
dc.relation.issn2327-3798
dc.relation.numberinseries8
dc.relation.volume30
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2015 Taylor & Francis
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber274050
dc.relation.grantnumber274022
dc.subject.ysolukeminen
dc.subject.ysosilmänliikkeet
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p11406
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p23744
dc.rights.urlhttp://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/?language=en
dc.relation.doi10.1080/23273798.2015.1049187
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiaohjelma, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiaohjelma, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramAcademy Programme, AoFen
jyx.fundingprogramAcademy Programme, AoFen
jyx.fundinginformationThe working of JH was supported by the Academy of Finland [grant number 269102] for years 2013–2014, [grant number 274022] and [grant number 274050] for year 2015. The working of OL was supported by the grant from Eino Jutikkala foundation governed by Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, and Grant from Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä.


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