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ERIC Number: EJ992337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0278-7393
Lexical and Sublexical Semantic Preview Benefits in Chinese Reading
Yan, Ming; Zhou, Wei; Shu, Hua; Kliegl, Reinhold
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v38 n4 p1069-1075 Jul 2012
Semantic processing from parafoveal words is an elusive phenomenon in alphabetic languages, but it has been demonstrated only for a restricted set of noncompound Chinese characters. Using the gaze-contingent boundary paradigm, this experiment examined whether parafoveal lexical and sublexical semantic information was extracted from compound preview characters. Results generalized parafoveal semantic processing to this representative set of Chinese characters and extended the parafoveal processing to radical (sublexical) level semantic information extraction. Implications for notions of parafoveal information extraction during Chinese reading are discussed. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing)