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Age-of-acquisition and frequency effects in speeded word naming

Gerhand, S and Barry, C (1999) 'Age-of-acquisition and frequency effects in speeded word naming.' Cognition, 73 (2). ISSN 0010-0277

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Abstract

An experiment was conducted to assess the importance of age-of-acquisition and frequency in a speeded word naming task, where participants were instructed to read aloud words before they disappeared from the computer screen. Under such speeded naming instructions, reading latencies were over 100ms (or 20%) faster than in 'standard' (or immediate) word naming. There were clear effects of word frequency and age-of-acquisition under speeded naming. Compared to standard immediate naming, the age-of-acquisition effect was larger, with early-acquired words being speeded up more than late-acquired words, which is interpreted in terms of speeded naming reducing the contribution of sublexical processing to word naming times. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V.

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 22:27
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:21
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12416

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