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ERIC Number: EJ851497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
The Effects of Articulatory Suppression on Word Recognition in Serbian
Tenjovic, Lazar; Lalovic, Dejan
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v34 n6 p541-553 Nov 2005
The relatedness of phonological coding to the articulatory mechanisms in visual word recognition vary in different writing systems. While articulatory suppression (i.e., continuous verbalising during a visual word processing task) has a detrimental effect on the processing of Japanese words printed in regular syllabic Khana script, it has no such effect on the processing of irregular alphabetic English words. Besner (1990) proposed an experiment in the Serbian language, written in Cyrillic and Roman regular but alphabetic scripts, to disentangle the importance of script regularity vs. the syllabic-alphabetic dimension for the effects observed. Articulatory suppression had an equally detrimental effect in a lexical decision task for both alphabetically regular and distorted (by a mixture of the two alphabets) Serbian words, but comparisons of articulatory suppression effect size obtained in Serbian to those obtained in English and Japanese suggest "alphabeticity-syllabicity" to be the more critical dimension in determining the relatedness of phonological coding and articulatory activity.
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Language: English
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