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Behavioral and electrophysiological study of phonological priming between bisyllabic spoken words.

Dumay, Nicolas, Benraïss, Abdelrhani, Barriol, Brian, Colin, Cécile, Radeau, Monique, Besson, Mireille (2001) Behavioral and electrophysiological study of phonological priming between bisyllabic spoken words. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 13 (1). pp. 121-143. ISSN 0898-929X. (doi:10.1162/089892901564117) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:14922)

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Abstract

Phonological priming between bisyllabic (CV.CVC) spoken

items was examined using both behavioral (reaction times,

RTs) and electrophysiological (event-related potentials, ERPs) measures. Word and pseudoword targets were preceded by

pseudoword primes. Different types of final phonological

overlap between prime and target were compared. Critical

pairs shared the last syllable, the rime or the coda, while

unrelated pairs were used as controls. Participants performed a target shadowing task in Experiment 1 and a delayed lexical decision task in Experiment 2. RTs were measured in the first experiment and ERPs were recorded in the second experiment.

The RT experiment was carried out under two presentation

conditions. In Condition 1 both primes and targets were

presented auditorily, while in Condition 2 the primes were

presented visually and the targets auditorily. Priming effects were found in the unimodal condition only. RTs were fastest for syllable overlap, intermediate for rime overlap, and slowest for coda overlap and controls that did not differ from one another. ERPs were recorded under unimodal auditory presentation. ERP results showed that the amplitude of the auditory N400 component was smallest for syllable overlap, intermediate for rime overlap, and largest for coda overlap and controls that did not differ from one another. In both experiments, the priming effects were larger for word than for pseudoword targets. These results are best explained by the combined influences of nonlexical and lexical processes, and a comparison of the reported effects with those found in monosyllables suggests the involvement of rime and syllable representations.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1162/089892901564117
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QP Physiology (Living systems)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: N. Dumay
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2009 22:42 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14922 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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