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NOBRE, Alexandre de Pontes  and  SALLES, Jerusa Fumagalli de. The role of lexical-semantic processing in reading models. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.66, n.2, pp. 128-142. ISSN 1809-5267.

The aim of this study was to examine the role of lexical-semantic processing in models of visual word recognition and in reading comprehension. Dual-route and connectionist models of word reading are presented, and it is discussed how necessary lexical-semantic processing is for word recognition. Afterwards, the main reading comprehension frameworks are reviewed: The Construction-Integration model, the Lexical Quality Hypothesis and some connectionist models. For each model, the contribution of lexical-semantic processing for reading comprehension is evaluated. Finally, some themes for study are suggested for the investigation of the relationship between reading and lexical-semantic-processing.

Keywords : Reading; Lexical-semantic Processing; Word Recognition; Reading Comprehension.

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