Syllables and Morphemes: Contrasting Frequency Effects in Spanish Alvarez, Carlos en_US Carreiras, Manuel en_US Taft, Marcus en_US 2021-11-25T13:40:01Z 2021-11-25T13:40:01Z 2001 en_US
dc.description.abstract Three types of sublexical units were studied in Spanish visual word recognition: the syllable, the basic orthographic syllabic structure (BOSS), and the root morpheme. In Experiment 1, using a lexical-decision task, a typical inhibitory effect of the first-syllable frequency was found (while keeping constant the BOSS frequency) as well as the word-frequency effect. Experiment 2 examined the role of both the BOSS frequency and the word frequency, also in a lexical-decision task. Syllable frequency was controlled. Both the BOSS frequency and the word frequency showed facilitatory effects. However, in Experiments 3A and 3B, a facilitatory effect of the root frequency (when controlling for BOSS frequency) and a null effect of BOSS frequency (when controlling for root frequency) were found, suggesting that the BOSS effect is in fact reflecting a morpheme effect. A review of the current models shows that it is difficult to integrate syllables and morphemes in a unique model. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0278-7393 en_US
dc.language English
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dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Syllables and Morphemes: Contrasting Frequency Effects in Spanish en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Science
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 2 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 545-555 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 27 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Alvarez, Carlos en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Carreiras, Manuel en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Taft, Marcus, Psychology, Faculty of Science, UNSW en_US School of Psychology *
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