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ERIC Number: EJ899260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0142-7164
Sources of Information for Stress Assignment in Reading Greek
Protopapas, Athanassios; Gerakaki, Svetlana; Alexandri, Stella
Applied Psycholinguistics, v28 n4 p695-720 Oct 2007
To assign lexical stress when reading, the Greek reader can potentially rely on lexical information (knowledge of the word), visual-orthographic information (processing of the written diacritic), or a default metrical strategy (penultimate stress pattern). Previous studies with secondary education children have shown strong lexical effects on stress assignment and have provided evidence for a default pattern. Here we report two experiments with adult readers, in which we disentangle and quantify the effects of these three potential sources using nonword materials. Stimuli either resembled or did not resemble real words, to manipulate availability of lexical information; and they were presented with or without a diacritic, in a word-congruent or word-incongruent position, to contrast the relative importance of the three sources. Dual-task conditions, in which cognitive load during nonword reading was increased with phonological retention carrying a metrical pattern different from the default, did not support the hypothesis that the default arises from cumulative lexical activation in working memory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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