A beginning reader looks at a word. He doesn't know how to pronounce it. So he
tries to "sound it out."
Is performance of this blending task something which PCT applies to?
The desired outcome is for the person to say the right word, the word intended
by the writer. If a person comes up with a nonword then he knows that there is
a problem. If a person comes up with a word that doesn't make meaningful sense
with the other words in the sentence then he knows that there is a problem.
From the above, it seems that the person must have a sense of: (a) what is a
word and what is not, (b) whether a sequence of words makes a meaningful whole
and when it does not.
Question: what is a PCT methodological approach to studying this further?
From: David Goldstein
Subject: Blending and PCT