Journal article

Orthographic and phonological activation in Hong Kong deaf readers: An eye-tracking study

Philip Thierfelder, Gillian Wigglesworth, Gladys Tang

Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology | SAGE Publications | Published : 2020


We used an error disruption paradigm to investigate how deaf readers from Hong Kong, who had varying levels of reading fluency, use orthographic, phonological, and mouth-shape-based (i.e., “visemic”) codes during Chinese sentence reading while also examining the role of contextual information in facilitating lexical retrieval and integration. Participants had their eye movements recorded as they silently read Chinese sentences containing orthographic, homophonic, homovisemic, or unrelated errors. Sentences varied in terms of how much contextual information was available leading up to the target word. Fixation time analyses revealed that in early fixation measures, deaf readers activated word..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language and the University of Melbourne.