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Reading in French-speaking adults with dyslexia.


This study investigated the reading and reading-related skills of 15 French-speaking adults with dyslexia, whose performance was compared with that of chronological-age controls (CA) and reading-level controls (RL). Experiment 1 assessed the efficiency of their phonological reading-related skills (phonemic awareness, phonological short-term memory, and rapid automatic naming (RAN)) and experiment 2 assessed the efficiency of their lexical and sublexical (or phonological) reading procedures (reading aloud of pseudowords and irregular words of different lengths). Experiment 1 revealed that adults with dyslexia exhibited lower phonological reading-related skills than CAs only, and were better than RL controls on the RAN. In experiment 2, as compared with RL controls, only a deficit in the sublexical reading procedure was observed. The results of the second experiment replicated observations from English-language studies but not those of the first experiment. Several hypotheses are discussed to account for these results, including one related to the transparency of orthographic systems.

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hal-00733530 , version 1 (18-09-2012)



Jennifer Martin, Pascale Colé, Christel Leuwers, Séverine Casalis, Michel Zorman, et al.. Reading in French-speaking adults with dyslexia.. Annals of Dyslexia, 2010, 60 (2), pp.238-64. ⟨10.1007/s11881-010-0043-8⟩. ⟨hal-00733530⟩
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