Rebecca A. Marks
University of Michigan
PsychologyCognitive psychologySpoken languageLanguage proficiencyLiteracy
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#1Ka I. Ip (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 4
#2Rebecca A. Marks (UM: University of Michigan)
Last. loulia Kovelman (UM: University of Michigan)
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Abstract Morphological awareness, the ability to manipulate the smallest units of meaning, is critical for Chinese literacy. This is because Chinese characters typically reflect the morphemic, or morpho-syllabic units of language. Yet, the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying Chinese speakers’ morphological processing remain understudied. Proficient readers (N = 14) completed morphological and phonological judgment tasks in Chinese, in both auditory and visual modalities, during fMRI imaging. Ke...
#1Rebecca A. Marks (UM: University of Michigan)
#2Ioulia Kovelman (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 12
Last. Fumiko Hoeft (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 39
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Abstract Learning to read transforms the brain, building on children’s existing capacities for language and visuospatial processing. In particular, the development of print-speech convergence, or the spatial overlap of neural regions necessary for both auditory and visual language processing, is critical for literacy acquisition. Print-speech convergence is a universal signature of proficient reading, yet the antecedents of this convergence remain unknown. Here we examine the relationship betwee...