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ERIC Number: EJ799621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
On the Use of Lexical Stress in Reading Spanish
Gutierrez-Palma, Nicolas; Palma-Reyes, Alfonso
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v21 n6 p645-660 Aug 2008
This paper investigates whether or not lexical stress is used for lexical access in Spanish. A lexical decision task and a masking priming procedure were used to compare correctly-versus-incorrectly stressed words (e.g., "tecla-TECLA vs. tecla-TECLA"). SOA (Stimulus Onset Asynchrony) was manipulated at 33, 66, 100, and 143 ms. The results showed that congruent condition was easier, but in 143 ms SOA only. Furthermore, while congruent condition did not differ from a control identity condition (e.g., "tecla-TECLA") incongruent condition was slower, but in 100 and 143 ms SOA only. All these results suggest that stress affects lexical access at a late stage of lexical access processing. Reading models should be re-designed in order to include lexical stress as another phonological code which is used for reading.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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