Parafoveal data collected during the ‘lexical access period’ (L1) of a word enables the phonological processing of the subsequent word.
I have just read an article, the Urll is given below which is very supportive of the ideas developing in this blog.
Please read the article and if my interpretation is not correct please let me know.
The results suggest that the activation of phonological codes is a very early component of reading.
Suggests that phonological codes are associated with L1 time period.
So parafoveal data collected during the ‘lexical access period’ (L1)enables phonological processing which then enables the subsequent phonological processing of the following word, improving the ‘legibility’ ( Visual attention span increase)
This should enable faster fluent reading.
Any reduction of crowding in the parafoveal region should increase reading fluency with knock on effects on working memory/central executive.
This is of very great significance in the enjoyment and effectiveness of reading.
Of major importance with adults who seem to have reached a limit totheir reading performance and are frustrated.