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What and where is the word?

  • Catherine McBride-Chang (a1), Hsuan-Chih Chen (a1), Benjawan Kasisopa (a2), Denis Burnham (a2), Ronan Reilly (a2) (a3) and Paavo Leppänen (a4)...


Examples from Chinese, Thai, and Finnish illustrate why researchers cannot always be confident about the precise nature of the word unit. Understanding ambiguities regarding where a word begins and ends, and how to model word recognition when many derivations of a word are possible, is essential for universal theories of reading applied to both developing and expert readers.



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