Word skipping: Implications for theories of eye movement control in reading

Brysbaert, Dr. Marc and Vitu, Dr. Francoise (1998) Word skipping: Implications for theories of eye movement control in reading. [Book Chapter]

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This chapter provides a meta-analysis of the factors that govern word skipping in reading. It is concluded that the primary predictor is the length of the word to be skipped. A much smaller effect is due to the processing ease of the word (e.g., the frequency of the word and its predictability in the sentence).

Item Type:Book Chapter
Keywords:eye movements, reading, skipping
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:3422
Deposited By:brysbaert, Dr. marc
Deposited On:09 Feb 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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