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Stress errors in a case of developmental surface dyslexia in Filipino

Dulay, KM and Hanley, JR (2015) 'Stress errors in a case of developmental surface dyslexia in Filipino.' Cognitive Neuropsychology, 32 (1). 29 - 37. ISSN 0264-3294

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Abstract

© 2014 Taylor & Francis. This paper reports the case of a dyslexic boy (L.A.) whose impaired reading of Filipino is consistent with developmental surface dyslexia. Filipino has a transparent alphabetic orthography with stress typically falling on the penultimate syllable of multisyllabic words. However, exceptions to the typical stress pattern are not marked in the Filipino orthography. L.A. read words with typical stress patterns as accurately as controls, but made many more stress errors than controls when reading Filipino words with atypical stress. He regularized the pronunciation of many of these words by incorrectly placing the stress on the penultimate syllable. Since he also read nonwords as accurately and quickly as controls and performed well on tests of phonological awareness, L.A. appears to present a clear case of developmental surface dyslexia in a transparent orthography.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2015 12:17
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 00:18
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12592

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