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ERIC Number: EJ850869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
Lexical Association and False Memory for Words in Two Cultures
Lee, Yuh-Shiow; Chiang, Wen-Chi; Hung, Hsu-Ching
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v37 n1 p49-58 Jan 2008
This study examined the relationship between language experience and false memory produced by the DRM paradigm. The word lists used in Stadler, et al. (Memory & Cognition, 27, 494-500, 1999) were first translated into Chinese. False recall and false recognition for critical non-presented targets were then tested on a group of Chinese users. The average co-occurrence rate of the list word and the critical word was calculated based on two large Chinese corpuses. List-level analyses revealed that the correlation between the American and Taiwanese participants was significant only in false recognition. More importantly, the co-occurrence rate was significantly correlated with false recall and recognition of Taiwanese participants, and not of American participants. In addition, the backward association strength based on Nelson et al. (The University of South Florida word association, rhyme and word fragment norms, 1999) was significantly correlated with false recall of American participants and not of Taiwanese participants. Results are discussed in terms of the relationship between language experiences and lexical association in creating false memory for word lists.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan; United States