A Tale of Two Frequencies: Determining the Speed of Lexical Access in Mandarin Chinese and English Compounds

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dc.contributor.author Caramazza, Alfonso
dc.contributor.author Janssen, Niels
dc.contributor.author Bi, Yanchao
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-20T14:18:12Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Janssen, Niels, Yanchao Bi, and Alfonso Caramazza. 2008. A tale of two frequencies: Determining the speed of lexical access in Mandarin Chinese and English compounds. Language and Cognitive Processes 23, no. 7-8: 1191-1223. en
dc.identifier.issn 0169-0965 en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2961665
dc.description.abstract Two picture naming experiments show that compound word production in Mandarin Chinese and in English is determined by the compound's whole-word frequency, and not by its constituent morpheme frequency. Four control experiments rule out that these results are caused by recognition or articulatory processes. These results are consistent with models of lexical access that assume compounds are stored in their full-form and that frequency affects the retrieval of whole words. The present results corroborate the results from previous studies that have investigated compound word production in Mandarin Chinese, but also differ from those previously reported on compound word production in Dutch. The possibility that this inconsistency arises due to cross-linguistic, or task differences is discussed. en
dc.description.sponsorship Psychology en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01690960802250900 en
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/~caram/publications.html en
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dc.title A Tale of Two Frequencies: Determining the Speed of Lexical Access in Mandarin Chinese and English Compounds en
dc.relation.journal Language and Cognitive Processes en
dash.depositing.author Caramazza, Alfonso
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