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ERIC Number: EJ818196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 81
ISSN: ISSN-0169-0965
Are CORNER and BROTHER Morphologically Complex? Not in the Long Term
Rueckl, Jay G.; Aicher, Karen A.
Language and Cognitive Processes, v23 n7-8 p972-1001 Nov 2008
Previous studies haves shown that under masked priming conditions, CORNER primes CORN as strongly as TEACHER primes TEACH and more strongly than BROTHEL primes BROTH. This result has been taken as evidence of a purely structural level of representation at which words are decomposed into morphological constituents in a manner that is independent of semantics. The research reported here investigated the influence of semantic transparency on long-term morphological priming. Two experiments demonstrated that while lexical decisions were facilitated by semantically transparent primes like TEACHER, semantically opaque words like CORNER had no effect. Although differences in the nonword foils used in each experiIment gave rise to somewhat different patterns of results, this difference in the effects of transparent and opaque primes was found in both experiments. The implications of this finding for accounts of morphological effects on visual word identification are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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