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ERIC Number: EJ1113062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0278-7393
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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