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dc.contributor.authorHuang, Yi Ting
dc.contributor.authorSnedeker, Jesse
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-14T17:46:24Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationHuang, Yi Ting and Jesse Snedeker. 2010. Cascading activation across levels of representation in children’s lexical processing. Journal of Child Language 38(3): 644-661.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0305-0009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:5345208
dc.description.abstractRecent work in adult psycholinguistics has demonstrated that activation of semantic representations begins long before phonological processing is complete. This incremental propagation of information across multiple levels of analysis is a hallmark of adult language processing but how does this ability develop? In two experiments, we elicit measures of incremental activation of semantic representations during word recognition in children. Five-year-olds were instructed to select a target (logs) while their eye-movements were measured to a competitor (key) that was semantically related to an absent phonological associate (lock). We found that like adults, children made increased looks to competitors relative to unrelated control items. However unlike adults, children continued to look at the competitor even after the target word was uniquely identified and were more likely to incorrectly select this item. Altogether, these results suggest that early lexical processing involves cascading activation but less efficient resolution of competing entries.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1017/S0305000910000206en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.unc.edu/~ythuang/papers/Huang%20&%20Snedeker%20%28in%20press%29%20JCL.pdfen_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectword recognitionen_US
dc.subjectdevelopmenten_US
dc.subjectpsycholinguisticsen_US
dc.titleCascading Activation Across Levels of Representation in Children's Lexical Processingen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalJournal of Child Languageen_US
dash.depositing.authorSnedeker, Jesse
dc.date.available2011-11-14T17:46:24Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0305000910000206*
dash.contributor.affiliatedSnedeker, Jesse


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