The influence of orthography on spoken word recognition in Bangla


  • Moumita Mukherjee The English and Foreign Languages University


The lexical representation of words constitutes the phonological, orthographic and semantic information about a word, which is accessed together despite the task demanding only one aspect of the information. The role of orthography in word recognition tasks has been validated, though its influence on phonological tasks is lesser known. Recent studies in psycholinguistics have begun to investigate the possible influences of orthography on the auditory processing of words. The present paper reviews studies that have looked at orthographic influence on phonological tasks, and reports findings from a Rhyme-monitoring task in Bangla, to examine the role of orthography in auditory processing.