ERIC Number: EJ1113062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Effects of Morphology and Semantic Transparency on Typing Latencies in English Compound and Pseudocompound Words
Gagné, Christina L.; Spalding, Thomas L.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v42 n9 p1489-1495 Sep 2016
We used a typing task to measure the written production of compounds, pseudocompounds, and monomorphemic words on a letter-by-letter basis to determine whether written production (as measured by interletter typing speed) was affected by morphemic structure and semantic transparency of the constituents. Semantic transparency was analyzed using a dichotomous classification (opaque vs. transparent) as well as participant ratings. Our results indicate that written production is sensitive to morphemic structure and to the semantic transparency of the first constituent.
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Morphemes, Semantics, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Classification, Psychology, College Students, English, Language Processing, Alphabets, Introductory Courses, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries
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