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Are age-of-acquisition effects on object naming due simply to differences in object recognition? Comments on Levelt (2002)

Bonin, P and Chalard, M and Méot, A and Barry, C (2006) 'Are age-of-acquisition effects on object naming due simply to differences in object recognition? Comments on Levelt (2002).' Memory and Cognition, 34 (5). 1172 - 1182. ISSN 0090-502X

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Abstract

Levelt (2002) argued that apparent effects of word frequency and age of acquisition (AoA) reported in recent picture naming studies might actually be confounded effects operating at the level of object recognition, rather than relevant to theories of lexical retrieval. In order to investigate this issue, AoA effects were examined in an object recognition memory task (Experiments 1 and 2) and a word-picture verification task (Experiment 3) and compared with those found in naming tasks using the same pictures. Contrary to Levelt's concerns, the results of the three experiments show that the AoA effect on picture naming has a lexical origin and does not simply result from a possible confound of object identification times. Copyright 2006 Psychonomic Society, Inc.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
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Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2015 21:41
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 18:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12390

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