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ERIC Number: EJ1049634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Additive Effects of Stimulus Quality and Word Frequency on Eye Movements during Chinese Reading
Liu, Pingping; Li, Xingshan; Han, Buxin
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v28 n2 p199-215 Feb 2015
Eye movements of Chinese readers were recorded for sentences in which high- and low-frequency target words were presented normally or with reduced stimulus quality in two experiments. We found stimulus quality and word frequency produced strong additive effects on fixation durations for target words. The results demonstrate that stimulus quality and word frequency affect different stages of processing (e.g., visual processing and lexical processing). These results are consistent with the findings of previous single-word lexical decision studies, which showed that stimulus quality manipulation primarily affects the early preattentive stage of visual processing, whereas word frequency affects lexical processes. We discuss these findings in terms of the role of stimulus quality in word recognition and in relation to the E-Z Reader model of eye movement control.
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Language: English
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