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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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JUSTI, Francis Ricardo dos Reis  and  JUSTI, Cláudia Nascimento Guaraldo. Syllabic processing in children and its relation to phonological processing. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.2, pp. 595-615. ISSN 1808-4281.

The present study investigated the effects of syllabic priming and syllabic structure on reading. Eighty-eight Brazilian Portuguese speaking children in grades 1-4 took part in this study. A lexical decision task with words and pseudo words was employed. A significant syllabic priming effect was observed on participant's reaction time in the lexical decision task. A syllabic structure effect was observed on participant's accuracy in the lexical decision task. Neither phonological awareness nor phonological working memory correlated with the syllabic priming effect. Phonological working memory was the only variable to correlate with the syllabic structure effect. The role of phonological processing in reading processing was discussed.

Keywords : phonological awareness; memory; syllabic priming.

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