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ERIC Number: EJ1041611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
The Roles of Semantic and Phonological Information in Word Production: Evidence from Spanish-English Bilinguals
Kennison, Shelia M.; Fernandez, Elaine C.; Bowers, J. Michael
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v43 n2 p105-124 Apr 2014
The research investigated the roles of semantic and phonological processing in word production. Spanish-English bilingual individuals produced English target words when cued with definitions that were also written in English. When the correct word was not produced, a secondary task was performed in which participants rated the ease of pronunciation of a Spanish prime word. We varied the relatedness between target and prime words. In related conditions, the target and prime words were cognates (i.e., similar in meaning and sound), false cognates (i.e., similar in sound, but different in meaning), or noncognates (i.e., similar in meaning, but different in sound). In unrelated conditions, target and primes were dissimilar in sound and meaning. The results showed that participants' performance was influenced by semantic as well as phonological information. These results provided evidence that semantic as well as phonological information can influence word production, as is predicted by memory models in which representations for semantic and phonological levels of representation are interconnected.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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