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ERIC Number: EJ885916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Parafoveal Processing during Reading is Reduced across a Morphological Boundary
Drieghe, Denis; Pollatsek, Alexander; Juhasz, Barbara J.; Rayner, Keith
Cognition, v116 n1 p136-142 Jul 2010
A boundary change manipulation was implemented within a monomorphemic word (e.g., "fountaom" as a preview for "fountain"), where parallel processing should occur given adequate visual acuity, and within an unspaced compound ("bathroan" as a preview for "bathroom"), where some serial processing of the constituents is likely. Consistent with that hypothesis, there was no effect of the preview manipulation on fixation time on the 1st constituent of the compound, whereas there was on the corresponding letters of the monomorphemic word. There was also a larger preview disruption on gaze duration on the whole monomorphemic word than on the compound, suggesting more parallel processing within monomorphemic words. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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