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ERIC Number: EJ998196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
The Effects of Visual Complexity for Japanese Kanji Processing with High and Low Frequencies
Tamaoka, Katsuo; Kiyama, Sachiko
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v26 n2 p205-223 Feb 2013
The present study investigated the effects of visual complexity for kanji processing by selecting target kanji from different stroke ranges of visually simple (2-6 strokes), medium (8-12 strokes), and complex (14-20 strokes) kanji with high and low frequencies. A kanji lexical decision task in Experiment 1 and a kanji naming task in Experiment 2 were administered to native Japanese speakers. Results of both experiments showed that visual complexity inhibited the processing of low-frequency kanji, whereas such consistent, inhibitory effects of visual complexity were not observed in the processing of high-frequency kanji. Kanji with medium complexity were processed faster than simple and complex kanji in high frequency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan