Paper: The Grapho-Phonological System Of Written French: Statistical Analysis And Empirical Validation

ACL ID P99-1056
Title The Grapho-Phonological System Of Written French: Statistical Analysis And Empirical Validation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1999
Authors

The processes through which readers evoke mental representations of phonological forms from print constitute a hotly debated and controversial issue in current psycholinguistics. In this paper we present a computational analysis of the grapho-phonological system of written French, and an empirical validation of some of the obtained descriptive statistics. The results provide direct evidence demonstrating that both grapheme frequency and grapheme entropy influence performance on pseudoword naming. We discuss the implications of those findings for current models of phonological coding in visual word recognition.