Phonological Processes in Literacy: A Tribute to Isabelle Y. Liberman

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the same processes required by spoken language. Or rather, they rely on the same processes, but in different mixes as to which components carry the bigger burden for comprehension. We can be sure that one component now carrying a large burden is the identification of words.


CONCLUSION

Simplicity is a good principle. Complexity inevitably intrudes, but there's no reason to give it a head start. So the real answer to the question of whether reading can really be this simple is probably something like "not quite." But it is useful to notice how far one can go with it. It is likely that researchers and trainers of reading teachers would run less risk of going astray by adopting it as a heuristic principle -- not necessarily a correct one, but one more likely to keep attention on the main problems of reading.


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