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

By Dr. Marc Brysbaert and Dr. Francoise Vitu


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)

Topics: Cognitive Psychology
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 1998
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