A day in the life of a spoken word.

Dumay, Nicolas and Gaskell, M.G. and Feng, X. (2004) A day in the life of a spoken word. In: Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 5-7 August 2004, Chicago. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Two experiments tracked the emergence of lexical competition effects for newly learnt spoken words (e.g., "cathedruke"). Experiment 1 compared form-only learning with learning in semantically rich sentence contexts. In both cases, although immediate explicit recognition of the novel words was good, lexical competition effects (e.g., "cathedruke-cathedral") emerged only after a delay of at least 24 hours. Experiment 2 evaluated the timecourse of learning in more detail and used embedding (rather than cohort) new competitors (e.g., "shadowks"). Again results showed no evidence of lexicalization immediately after exposure, but clear lexical competition effects after 24 hours. Furthermore, recognition and free recall improved over time. These results are interpreted in terms of a consolidation process that integrates words into the mental lexicon over a relatively protracted period of time.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QP Physiology (Living systems)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Depositing User: Nicolas Dumay
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 14:10
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2012 14:29
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14939 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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