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ERIC Number: EJ774750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 27
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Rebounding Activation Caused by Lexical Homophony in the Processing of Japanese Two-Kanji Compound Words
Tamaoka, Katsuo
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v20 n5 p413-439 Jul 2007
The present study investigated the effects of lexical homophony on the processing of Japanese two-kanji compound words. Experiment 1 showed that participants took longer to perform lexical decisions for words with a high degree of lexical homophony than those with no homophony. Interestingly, the same inhibitory trend was found in the naming task of Experiment 2. Participants took longer to name words with a high degree of lexical homophony than those with no homophony. The consistency of an inhibitory effect through the two experiments suggests that during naming and lexical decisions for Japanese two-kanji compound words, an orthographic representation activates the phonological representation, which then leads to a "rebounding activation" of orthographic representations of homophonic forms. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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