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Table 1. 

Characteristics of the Stimuli Used in the Reading Task

Regular WordsIrregular WordsPseudowords
Number of letters 6.13 6.13 6.13 
Number of phonemes 4.76 4.76 4.68 
Number of syllables 1.86 1.86 1.83 
Summed bigram frequency 12,742.11 13,207.58 12,998.86 
Word frequency (film) 36.84 44.85  
Word frequency (text) 33.85 36.56  
Subjective frequency (max = 6) 4.81 5.05  
Orthographic uniqueness point 5.61 5.78  
Number of orthographic neighbors 2.96 2.11  
Regular WordsIrregular WordsPseudowords
Number of letters 6.13 6.13 6.13 
Number of phonemes 4.76 4.76 4.68 
Number of syllables 1.86 1.86 1.83 
Summed bigram frequency 12,742.11 13,207.58 12,998.86 
Word frequency (film) 36.84 44.85  
Word frequency (text) 33.85 36.56  
Subjective frequency (max = 6) 4.81 5.05  
Orthographic uniqueness point 5.61 5.78  
Number of orthographic neighbors 2.96 2.11  

Lexical frequency and summed bigram frequency are given in number of occurrences per million.

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