Sensitivity to propositional units in good reading

Steven J. Muncer, Thomas G. Bever

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Good readers detect fewer silent /e/s at the end of a clause than at the beginning in printed English text. Relatively poor (but normal) readers do not show this difference. This result suggests that good reading involves fluctuations in visual attention that respond to propositional units, in the same way as does auditory attention in normal listening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-279
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of psycholinguistic research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language


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