Arciuli, Joanne and Monaghan, Padraic (2009) Probabilistic Cues to Grammatical Category in English Orthography and Their Influence During Reading. Scientific Studies of Reading, 13 (1). pp. 73-93. ISSN 1088-8438Full text not available from this repository.
We investigated probabilistic cues to grammatical category (noun vs. verb) in English orthography. These cues are located in both the beginnings and endings of wordsas identified in our large-scale corpus analysis. Experiment 1 tested participants' sensitivity to beginning and ending cues while making speeded grammatical classifications. Experiment 2 tested sensitivity to these cues during lexical decisions. For both tasks, words with consistent ending cues (with respect to grammatical category) were processed more quickly and with lower error rates than words with inconsistent ending cues. However, for beginnings, consistent cues resulted in lower errors but no differences in response times. The data reported here point to the multifaceted nature of grammatical category representation and indicate that probabilistic orthographic cues relating to grammatical category have a clear influence on lexical processing particularly when these cues are located at the end of the word.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Scientific Studies of Reading|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||VISUAL WORD RECOGNITION ; DISTRIBUTIONAL CUES ; NONNATIVE SPEAKERS ; STRESS TYPICALITY ; LEXICAL STRESS ; PHONOLOGY ; LANGUAGE ; INFORMATION ; ACQUISITION ; ASSIGNMENTS|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology|
|Deposited On:||09 Mar 2012 03:02|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 20:08|
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