Volume 61, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0169-7420
  • E-ISSN: 2213-4883
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A pupil who is a dab hand at technical reading has the ability to recognise words as correctly, quickly and automatically as possible. Initially, the recognition is done by the transposition of each word letter by letter into sounds ('indirect recognition'), but later on without the transposition of letters into sounds ('direct recognition'). Because of many pupils' inability to recognize words correctly, quickly and automatically, I investigated the reading proficiency of pupils of VBO and MAVO. I investigated which English words did cause pronunciation problems: completely regular words ('predictable words') or completely irregular words ('unpredictable words'). Secondly, I investigated whether the pupils had problems with the meaning of the same words, caused by their pronunciation problems. Thirdly, I investigated whether there was a relation between technical reading in Dutch and in English.


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