A comparative quantitative analysis of Greek orthographic transparency

Athanassios Protopapas, Eleni L. Vlahou
2009 Behavior Research Methods  
Alphabetic orthographies differ in their degree of transparency-that is, in the systematicity of the mapping between letter sequences and phoneme sequences. Inconsistencies in the sound-spelling mappings arise when single orthographic units have multiple pronunciations or single phonological units have multiple spellings. Quantitative assessments of such ambiguities have been carried out in several languages with alphabetic orthographic systems, both in the feedforward direction-that is, from
more » ... thography to phonology, as needed for reading aloud printed words-and in the feedback direction, from phonology to orthography, as needed for spelling (e.g.,
doi:10.3758/brm.41.4.991 pmid:19897808 fatcat:23jy5qfo5bczbphys2bdz2aoym