Stem complexity and inflectional encoding in language production

Janssen, Dirk P. and Roelofs, Ardi and Levelt, Willem J. M. (2004) Stem complexity and inflectional encoding in language production. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 33 (5). pp. 365-381. ISSN 0090-6905 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Three experiments are reported that examined whether stem complexity plays a role in inflecting polymorphemic words in language production. Experiment 1 showed that preparation effects for words with polymorphemic stems are larger when they are produced among words with constant inflectional structures compared to words with variable inflectional structures and simple stems. This replicates earlier findings for words with monomorphemic stems (Janssen et al., 2002). Experiments 2 and 3 showed that when inflectional structure is held constant, the preparation effects are equally large with simple and compound stems, and with compound and complex adjectival stems. These results indicate that inflectional encoding is blind to the complexity of the stem, which suggests that specific inflectional rather than generic morphological frames guide the generation of inflected forms in speaking words

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: inflectional frames; language production; morphology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: C.A. Simms
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2008 16:59
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