Age of Acquisition and lexical processing: A review.

Johnston, Robert A. and Barry, Christopher (2006) Age of Acquisition and lexical processing: A review. Visual Cognition, 13 (7-8). pp. 789-845. ISSN 1350-6285 . (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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Following a brief history of age of acquisition (AoA) research and consideration of measures of AoA, this review examines AoA effects in lexical processing tasks (such as object naming, word reading, and word recognition in the lexical decision task), and in object recognition and semantic processing tasks. It also considers AoA effects in: Memory tasks; face processing tasks; multiple-task studies; and different groups of participants (including bilinguals, aphasics, and deep dyslexics). The review then discusses theoretical accounts of AoA effects, especially within connectionist models, and outlines a number of new and outstanding empirical and theoretical issues in AoA research that are addressed by the papers in this Special Issue.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: C.A. Simms
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2008 11:47
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