Journal article

Nonword Reading: Comparing Dual-Route Cascaded and Connectionist Dual-Process Models With Human Data

Stephen C Pritchard, Max Coltheart, Sallyanne Palethorpe, Anne Castles

Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception & Performance | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2012

Abstract

Two prominent dual-route computational models of reading aloud are the dual-route cascaded (DRC) model, and the connectionist dual-process plus (CDP+) model. While sharing similarly designed lexical routes, the two models differ greatly in their respective nonlexical route architecture, such that they often differ on nonword pronunciation. Neither model has been appropriately tested for nonword reading pronunciation accuracy to date. We argue that empirical data on the nonword reading pronunciation of people is the ideal benchmark for testing. Data were gathered from 45 Australian-English-speaking psychology undergraduates reading aloud 412 nonwords. To provide contrast between the models, t..

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