Investigating the Effect of Farsi Font Type and Letter Space on the Rate of Morpheme Recognition by Gaidence School Students

Khatere Kazemi, Manijeh Youhanaee, Mozhgan neisani


This thesis intends to study the effect of type (Nastaligh and Tahrir) of Persian font and the letter space (normal, condensed and expanded) on the rate of morpheme recognition. The population of this project is a number of 30 boys and girls (11-13 years old) ،of Isfahan gaidance school Students who are randomly chosed from the students who have the same level of physical (with no visual and lingual defects…) and intelectual and personal (not being shy, fearful…) competence and also have the same average of 16-19. The instruments used in this study are 12 lists of multi-morpheme words and non-words. After that the lists were given to the students and they had 120 seconds for reading each of them. Eventually the number of read words by each student in each test were enumerated and registered. The achieved scores were entered into Spss software and after measuring the averages, using the statistical analysis paired t-test, they were compared with each other in order to be specified wether the achieved differences relating averages were meaningful or not. The result showed that the morpheme recognition rate while reading words and non-words were faster in Tahrir font than Nastaligh font and among the different spaces “normal, condensed and expanded”, the morpheme recognition rate in normal letter space had the fastest rate.

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