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Title: CORN IN THE CORNER? SEMANTIC AND MORPHOLOGICAL INFLUENCES IN EARLY VISUAL WORD RECOGNITION
Authors: LIM WEE PING
ORCID iD:   orcid.org/0000-0002-9425-257X
Keywords: Psycholinguistics, morphology, early word recognition, lexical processing, priming, orthography
Issue Date: 8-Feb-2018
Citation: LIM WEE PING (2018-02-08). CORN IN THE CORNER? SEMANTIC AND MORPHOLOGICAL INFLUENCES IN EARLY VISUAL WORD RECOGNITION. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Decades of research have provided evidence for early morphological decomposition in visual word recognition. However, the role of semantics in morphological decomposition remains unclear. A masked priming lexical decision paradigm (Beyersmann, Coltheart and Castles, 2012) was adapted to compare differences in subliminal processing of semantically transparent (singer), opaque (corner) and orthographic (cashew) words across levels of orthographic similarity, manipulated through letter transpositions and substitutions. In Experiment 1, form priming effects (singer-SINGER) were stronger for semantically transparent and orthographic words, compared to semantically opaque words. However, these differences were eliminated when primes were subjected to letter transpositions (sniger-SINGER) or substitutions (sovger-SINGER). In Experiment 2, morphological priming effects (singer-SING) were present only for semantically transparent primes but not for opaque and orthographic primes. Overall, this study indicates support for both whole-word and morphological decomposition in early word recognition, consistent with the hybrid account proposed by Diependaele, Sandra and Grainger (2009).
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/144272
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