Applied Psycholinguistics



Processing speed, exposure to print, and naming speed


ROBERT KAIL a1c1, LYNDA K. HALL a2 and BRADLEY J. CASKEY a3
a1 Purdue University
a2 Ohio Wesleyan University
a3 University of Wisconsin, River Falls

Abstract

The aim of the present research was to determine the role of reading-related experience and processing speed on the time it took for children to name familiar stimuli. A total of 168 children, aged 7 to 13, were administered measures of global processing speed, title and author recognition, naming time, and reading ability. Naming times were predicted by age-related change in processing time but not by reading experience (as assessed by author and title recognition). The results are discussed in terms of the factors responsible for the relation between naming speed and reading.


Correspondence:
c1 Robert Kail, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Email: rk@psych.purdue.edu


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