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Age of Acquisition, Word Frequency, and Picture–Word Interference

Catling, Jonathan C and Dent, Kevin and Johnston, Robert A and Balding, Richard (2010) 'Age of Acquisition, Word Frequency, and Picture–Word Interference.' Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63 (7). pp. 1304-1317. ISSN 1747-0218

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<jats:p> 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 the WF or AoA of the distractor word interact with the AoA of the picture. The results show that in the context of word processing both WF and AoA have similar effects. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Age of acquisition; AoA; Frequency; Picture-word interference; Picture naming
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2011 16:21
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:02

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