Lecturer's Précis - Gough (1972)
"One Second of Reading"
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First published online 08:59 BST 1st May 2002, Copyright Derek J. Smith (Chartered Engineer). This version [HT.1 - transfer of copyright] dated 18:00 14th January 2010
An earlier version of this material appeared in Smith (1998; Chapter 5). It is repeated here in simplified form and supported with hyperlinks.
See firstly the supporting commentary for this material.
Gough's (1972) "One Second" Model of Reading: Here is a good example of how computing diagrams began to be imported into psychology in the early 1970s. This flow diagram shows how many processes are at work during a mere second's worth of reading aloud. Processing begins with inputs to the visual system (top left), and then flows anticlockwise to the vocal system (top right). Here is what happens next .....
Redrawn from Gough (1972:345), but with added notes (italicised) and the lexicon and semantic system shaded and shown larger to aid visibility. This version Copyright © 2002, Derek J. Smith.
Gough, P.B. (1972). One second of reading. In Kavanagh, J.F. & Mattingley, I.G. (Eds.), Language by Ear and by Eye. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Smith, D.J. (1998). Applied Cognitive Psychology. Cardiff: UWIC. [ISBN: 1900666103]