ERIC Number: ED205918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Multiple Code Activation in Word Recognition: Evidence from Rhyme Monitoring. Technical Report No. 204.
Nolan, Suzanne D.; And Others
Three experiments were conducted to investigate whether the results of previous research on rhymes detection were due to a rhyme production frequency bias (in favor of similar rhymes) in the materials used. The previous results had indicated that orthographically similar rhymes were detected more rapidly than dissimilar rhymes. In the three experiments, 66 college students listened to short word lists in order to select the word that rhymed with a cue presented prior to each list. Cue-target rhyme production frequency was equated for orthographically similar and dissimilar rhymes. Similar rhymes were detected more rapidly in all three experiments, indicating that orthographic information was "accessed" in auditory word recognition. The results also indicated that multiple codes were automatically "accessed" in word recognition, a fact necessitating the reinterpretation of phonological "recoding" in visual word recognition. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.