Lancaster EPrints

Stressing what is important: Orthographic cues and lexical stress assignment

Seva, Nada and Monaghan, Padraic and Arciuli, Joanne (2009) Stressing what is important: Orthographic cues and lexical stress assignment. Journal of neurolinguistics, 22 (3). pp. 237-249. ISSN 0911-6044

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Computational models of reading have typically focused on monosyllabic words. However extending those models to polysyllabic word reading can uncover critical points of distinction between competing models. We present a connectionist model of stress assignment that learned to map orthography onto stress position for English disyllabic words. We compared the performance of the connectionist model to Rastle and Coltheart's [(2000).] rule-based model of stress assignment for words and nonwords. The connectionist model performed well on predicting human performance in reading nonwords that both contained and did not contain affixes, whereas the Rastle and Coltheart model performed well only oil nonwords with affixes. The connectionist model provides an important first step to simulating all aspects of polysyllabic word reading, and indicates that a probabilistic approach to stress assignment can reflect human performance on stress assignment for both words and nonwords. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of neurolinguistics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Connectionist model of stress assignment ; VISUAL WORD RECOGNITION ; LANGUAGE-ACQUISITION ; CONNECTIONIST MODELS ; READING ALOUD ; PHONOLOGY ; DYSLEXIA
Subjects:
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 52750
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2012 10:31
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:07
Identification Number:
URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52750

Actions (login required)

View Item