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Age of acquisition, word frequency, and picture-word interference

Catling, JC and Dent, K and Johnston, RA and Balding, R (2010) 'Age of acquisition, word frequency, and picture-word interference.' Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63 (7). 1304 - 1317. ISSN 1747-0218

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In two experiments participants named pictures superimposed with unrelated words. The age of acquisition (AoA) of the picture names was manipulated. Additionally, the word frequency (WF, Experiment 1) or AoA (Experiment 2) of the interfering distractor words was manipulated. Early-acquired pictures were named faster than their late-acquired counterparts. Both WF and AoA modulated the degree of interference from the irrelevant word; low-frequency and late-acquired words produced most interference. In neither case did theWForAoAof the distractor word interact with theAoAof the picture. The results show that in the context of word processing both WF and AoA have similar effects. © 2010 The Experimental Psychology Society.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2011 16:21
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 11:15

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