Are there universals of reading? We don't believe so

Max Coltheart*, Stephen Crain

*Corresponding author for this work

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There are universals of language; but is it also true, as the target article claims, that there are universals of reading? We believe there are no such universals, and invite others to refute our claim by providing a list of some universals of reading. If there are no universals of reading, there cannot be a universal model of reading.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-283
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


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