Parallel processing of whole words and morphemes in visual word recognition
Elisabeth Beyersmann, Max Coltheart, Anne Castles
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology | PSYCHOLOGY PRESS | Published : 2012
Models of morphological processing make different predictions about whether morphologically complex written words are initially decomposed and recognized on the basis of their morphemic subunits or whether they can directly be accessed as whole words and at what point semantics begin to influence morphological processing. In this study, we used unprimed and masked primed lexical decision to compare truly suffixed (darkest) and pseudosuffixed words (glossary) with within-boundary (drakest/golssary) to across-boundary (darekst/glosasry) letter transpositions. Significant transposed-letter similarity effects were found independently of the morphological position of the letter transposition, dem..View full abstract
This paper was prepared while Elisabeth Beyersmann was supported by an International Macquarie University Research Scholarship (MQRES). We would like to thank Davide Crepaldi and Kevin Diependaele for helpful comments and suggestions concerning linear mixed-effects analysis.