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Author Reid, Brandon Jerome
Title Exploring lexical representation of ambiguous words using the flanker task
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Descript 57 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 38-03, page: 0798
Thesis (M.A.)--Stephen F. Austin State University, 1999
Language comprehension and attention are two important areas of study in cognitive psychology. A significant concept in the understanding of these two concepts is word recognition. There currently exist two primary competing theories of word recognition. The first theory, the Interactive Activation Model (IA), proposes that each word stored in the human lexicon possesses one entry, no matter how many meanings that word has. The second theory, the Modified Interactive Activation Model (MIA), suggests that a separate entry exists for each meaning a word possesses. The current study attempted to lend support to the MIA model by measuring the reaction times of participants making as lexical decision in a flanker task. Results partially supported separate entries exist in the lexicon for each meaning a word possesses, thus supporting the MIA model
School code: 6340
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 38-03
Subject Language, Linguistics
Psychology, Cognitive
Alt Author Stephen F. Austin State University
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