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Phonological Typicality Influences Sentence Processing in Predictive Contexts: Reply to Staub, Grant, Clifton, and Rayner (2009)

Farmer, Thomas A. and Monaghan, Padraic and Misyak, Jennifer B. and Christiansen, Morten H. (2011) Phonological Typicality Influences Sentence Processing in Predictive Contexts: Reply to Staub, Grant, Clifton, and Rayner (2009). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 37 (5). pp. 1318-1325. ISSN 0278-7393

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Abstract

In 2 separate self-paced reading experiments, Farmer, Christiansen, and Monaghan (2006) found that the degree to which a word's phonology is typical of other words in its lexical category influences online processing of nouns and verbs in predictive contexts. Staub, Grant, Clifton. and Rayner (2009) failed to find an effect of phonological typicality when they combined stimuli from the separate experiments into a single experiment. We replicated Staub et al.'s experiment and found that the combination of stimulus sets affects the predictiveness of the syntactic context; this reduces the phonological typicality effect as the experiment proceeds, although the phonological typicality effect was still evident early in the experiment. Although an ambiguous context may diminish sensitivity to the probabilistic relationship between the sound of a word and its lexical category. phonological typicality does influence online sentence processing during normal reading when the syntactic context is predictive of the lexical category of upcoming words.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition
Uncontrolled Keywords: language processing ; lexical categories ; learning ; sentence comprehension ; LANGUAGE COMPREHENSION ; EYE-MOVEMENTS ; CONSTRAINTS ; WORDS ; SENSITIVITY ; EXPECTANCY ; AMBIGUITY ; CATEGORY ; SYNTAX ; SOUND
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 52741
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2012 14:12
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:07
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52741

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