A comparative analysis of two models of reading: Goodman and Guthrie

Meadows, Bernard Randall (1987) A comparative analysis of two models of reading: Goodman and Guthrie. Masters thesis, Middlesex Polytechnic.

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Two models of reading are compared: a psycho-linguistic model presented by Goodman (1967), and a psychological model, presented by Guthrie (1973). A review of the literature provides examples of support for, and dissent from, each model. The possibility of integrating these models is discussed.
Experiment One is a partial application of a study by Allington
and McGill-Franzen (1980), in which subjects are required to read aloud lists followed by equivalent texts. The results support the findings of the original study.
Experiment Two is similar to Experiment One, but investigates the effects of incongruous homophones on the reading behaviour of good and weak readers. The results indicate that there is no significant difference in the extent to which incongruous homophones affect the oral reading of both good and weak readers. Both groups appear similar in their awareness of the internnal structure of words when reading texts aloud.
It is concluded that reading is too complex a process to be
explained solely by the models of either Goodman or Guthrie.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Research Areas: B. > Theses
Item ID: 13448
Depositing User: Adam Miller
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 10:36
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 07:39
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13448

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