Thru but not wisht: language, writing, and universal reading theory.

The Behavioral and brain sciences

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Perfetti C. Thru but not wisht: language, writing, and universal reading theory. Behav Brain Sci. 2012;35(5):299-300.
Languages may get the writing system they deserve or merely a writing system they can live with-adaption without optimization. A universal theory of reading reflects the general dependence of writing on language and the adaptations required by the demands of specific languages and their written forms. The theory also can be informed by research that addresses a specific language and orthography, gaining universality through demonstrating adaptations to language and writing input.