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ID 14163
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creator
Tamaoka, Katsuo
subject
Kanji reading
Lexical decision
Morphemic homophones
NDC
Japanese
abstract
Two experiments investigated the effect of kanji morphemic homophony on lexical decision and naming. Effects were examined from both the left-hand and right-hand positions of Japanese two-kanji compound words. The number of homophones affected the processing of compound words in the same way for both tasks. For left-hand kanji, fewer morphemic homophones led to faster lexical decision and whole-word naming. For right-hand kanji, the number of morphemic homophones did not affect either lexical decision or naming. This effect of homophonic density suggested that, when a kanji-compound word is to be processed, phonological information of its kanji constituents is automatically activated and reverberates back to generate a series of orthographic representations of kanji morphemic homophones, but not in a completely parallel fashion.
journal title
Reading and Writing
volume
Volume 18
issue
Issue 4
start page
281
end page
302
date of issued
2005-06
publisher
Springer
issn
0922-4777
language
eng
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
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rights
Copyright (c) 2005 Springer "The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com"
relation is version of URL
http://dx.doi.org10.1007/s11145-005-3354-0
department
International Student Center