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Word frequency and predictability effects in reading French: An evaluation of the E-Z Reader model

Journal Article


Abstract


  • French readers' eye movements were monitored as they read a passage of text. Initial global analyses of word frequency, accounting for the majority of fixations in the text, revealed a good fit between the observed data and the simulated data from the E-Z Reader 7 model of eye movement control. However, the model did not perform as well on simulations of contextual predictability effects. A subset of 20 controlled words from the passage were used to examine the combined effects of frequency and predictability. Results from the observed data showed main effects of frequency and predictability but no interaction. With certain modifications, the E-Z Reader 7 model was able to adequately simulate the pattern of data. Although the E-Z Reader model successfully accounted for the present data, we believe that further modifications will be necessary in order to better account for data in the literature. Copyright 2007 Psychonomic Society, Inc.

Authors


Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Miellet, S., Sparrow, L. & Sereno, S. (2007). Word frequency and predictability effects in reading French: An evaluation of the E-Z Reader model. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 14 (4), 762-769.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-35348815725

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2854

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 762

End Page


  • 769

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • French readers' eye movements were monitored as they read a passage of text. Initial global analyses of word frequency, accounting for the majority of fixations in the text, revealed a good fit between the observed data and the simulated data from the E-Z Reader 7 model of eye movement control. However, the model did not perform as well on simulations of contextual predictability effects. A subset of 20 controlled words from the passage were used to examine the combined effects of frequency and predictability. Results from the observed data showed main effects of frequency and predictability but no interaction. With certain modifications, the E-Z Reader 7 model was able to adequately simulate the pattern of data. Although the E-Z Reader model successfully accounted for the present data, we believe that further modifications will be necessary in order to better account for data in the literature. Copyright 2007 Psychonomic Society, Inc.

Authors


Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Miellet, S., Sparrow, L. & Sereno, S. (2007). Word frequency and predictability effects in reading French: An evaluation of the E-Z Reader model. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 14 (4), 762-769.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-35348815725

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2854

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 762

End Page


  • 769

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States