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Slattery, Timothy J. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2009
An eye movement experiment was conducted to investigate whether the processing of a word can be affected by its higher frequency neighbor (HFN). Target words with an HFN (birch) or without one (spruce) were embedded into 2 types of sentence frames: 1 in which the HFN (birth) could fit given the prior sentence context, and 1 in which it could not.…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Language Processing, Word Recognition, Word Frequency
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Pollatsek, Alexander; Slattery, Timothy J.; Juhasz, Barbara – Language and Cognitive Processes, 2008
Two experiments compared how relatively long novel prefixed words (e.g., "overfarm") and existing prefixed words were processed in reading. The use of novel prefixed words allows one to examine the roles of whole-word access and decompositional processing in the processing of non-novel prefixed words. The two experiments found that,…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Language Processing, Novels, Reading Processes