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Writing nonsense: The interaction between lexical and sublexical knowledge in the priming of nonword spelling

Martin, DH and Barry, C (2012) 'Writing nonsense: The interaction between lexical and sublexical knowledge in the priming of nonword spelling.' Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 19 (4). 691 - 698. ISSN 1069-9384

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Abstract

The task of spelling nonwords to dictation necessarily requires the operation of a sublexical or assembled sound-to-spelling conversion process. We report an experiment that shows a clear lexical priming effect on nonword spelling (e. g., /vi:m/ was spelled as VEME more often following the prime word "theme" and as VEAM more often following "dream"), which was larger for lexically low-probability (or low-contingency) than for common (or high-contingency) spellings. Priming diminished when an unrelated word intervened between the prime word and target nonword and did so more for the production of low- than for high-contingency spellings. We interpret these results within an interactive model of spelling production that proposes feedback from the graphemic level to both the lexical and assembled spelling processes. © 2012 Psychonomic Society, Inc.

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: 05 Mar 2013 11:34
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 18:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/5688

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