Articulatory processes and phonologic dyslexia

Academic Article


  • Background-Objective: Grapheme-to-phoneme conversion (GPC) allows the pronunciation of nonword letter strings and of real words with which the literate reader has no previous experience. Although cross-modal association between visual (orthographic) and auditory (phonemic input) representations may contribute to GPC, many cases of deep or phonologic alexia result from injury to anterior perisylvian regions. Thus, GPC may rely upon associations between orthographic and articulatory (phonemic-output) representations. Method-Results-Conclusion: Detailed analysis of a patient with phonologic alexia suggests that defective knowledge of the position and motion of the articulatory apparatus might contribute to impaired transcoding from letters to sounds.
  • Authors

    Pubmed Id

  • 26467886
  • Author List

  • Adair JC; Schwartz RL; Williamson DJG; Raymer AM; Heilman KM
  • Start Page

  • 121
  • End Page

  • 127
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 2