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A Study of the Development of Lexical Processing In Children- Ministry of Health-sur Hospital, Sultanate of Oman

The lexical processing involves a complex array of mechanisms namely, encoding, search and retrieval, whereas, mental representation is the stored information about a lexicon. The levels of lexical processing is observerd is different from children and adults (Tulving, 1972 and Petrey, 1977).The aim of the study was to understand the development of lexical processing in arabic speaking normal children in the age range of 5 to 10 years. Measurement of Latency and accuracy of different lexical access condition tasks were studied and results showed that, Accuracy and latency performance depend on age and they found to be inversely related. The development of lexical processing is a smooth progression from episodic level to young children to semantic level in older children and adults.

Author(s): Shimil Ulahannan, Fahim Ahmed shah, Segana Hasan Abdul Cader and SKG Reghunandanan Nair