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ERIC Number: EJ1005695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0749-596X
Abstract Graphemic Representations Support Preparation of Handwritten Responses
Shen, Xingjia Rachel; Damian, Marcus F.; Stadthagen-Gonzalez, Hans
Journal of Memory and Language, v68 n2 p69-84 Feb 2013
Some evidence suggests that the written production of single words involves not only the ordered retrieval of individual letters, but that abstract, higher-level linguistic properties of the words also influence responses. We report five experiments using the "implicit priming" task adopted from the spoken domain to investigate response preparation of written responses. The first three experiments demonstrate a priming effect due to shared graphemes which is independent of phonological overlap. Two further experiments show that the priming effect is largely immune to allographic variation, but that it disappears when overlapping word-initial letters are embedded within different graphemes. In combination, the results suggest that preparation of handwritten word production involves an abstract graphemic level of representation, mediating between the retrieval of orthographic word forms and individual letters. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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