Lexical and phonological processing in visual word recognition by stuttering childrenevidence from Spanish

  1. Carlos Javier Álvarez González 1
  2. Janeth Hernández Jaramillo 2
  3. Juan Andrés Hernández Cabrera 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01r9z8p25

  2. 2 Universidad del Rosario

    Universidad del Rosario

    Bogotá, Colombia

    ROR https://ror.org/0108mwc04

The Spanish Journal of Psychology

ISSN: 1138-7416

Year of publication: 2014

Volume: 17

Pages: 1-10

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1017/SJP.2014.58 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

More publications in: The Spanish Journal of Psychology


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  • Year 2014
  • Journal Impact Factor: 0.586
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 0.57
  • Article influence score: 0.281
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  • Area: PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 93/129 (Ranking edition: SSCI)

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A number of studies have pointed out that stuttering-like disfluencies could be the result of failures in central and linguistic processing. The goal of the present paper is to analyze if stuttering implies deficits in the lexical and phonological processing in visual word recognition. This study compares the performance of 28 children with and without stuttering in a standard lexical decision task in a transparent orthography: Spanish. Word frequency and syllable frequency were manipulated in the experimental words. Stutterers were found to be considerably slower (in their correct responses) and produced more errors than the non- stutterers (?(1) = 36.63, p < .001, ?2 = .60). There was also a facilitation effect of syllable frequency, restricted to low frequency words and only in the stutterers group (t1(10) = 3.67, p < .005; t2(36) = 3.10, p < .001). These outcomes appear to suggest that the decoding process of stutterers exhibits a deficit in the interface between the phonological-syllabic level and the word level.

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