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A Review of the Evidence on Morphological Processing in Dyslexics and Poor Readers: A Strength or Weakness?

A Review of the Evidence on Morphological Processing in Dyslexics and Poor Readers: A Strength or Weakness?

A review of the evidence on morphological processing in dyslexics and poor readers: A strength or weakness?

This chapter

  • reviews current conceptualizations of morphological processing in dyslexics and poor readers;
  • considers the impacts of participant and task characteristics on empirical investigations;
  • examines the evidence on morphological strengths and weaknesses in dyslexics and poor readers; and
  • concludes with suggestions for next steps in research.

Introduction

This chapter describes the current conceptualizations and studies of morphological processing in dyslexics and poor readers. These findings support the existence of both morphological strengths and weaknesses in these individuals. Accordingly, we investigated the conditions within which findings of strengths and weaknesses emerge, specifically targeting the types ...

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