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Sentence Context Modulates the Neighborhood Frequency Effect in Chinese Reading: Evidence from Eye Movements.

Yao, P., Slattery, T. and Liu, X., 2021. Sentence Context Modulates the Neighborhood Frequency Effect in Chinese Reading: Evidence from Eye Movements. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1037/xlm0001030

Abstract

In the current study, we conducted two eye-tracking reading experiments to explore whether sentence context can influence neighbor effects in word recognition during Chinese reading. Chinese readers read sentences in which the targets’ orthographic neighbors were either plausible or implausible with the pre-target context. The results revealed that the neighbor effect was influenced by context: the context in the biased condition (where only targets but not neighbors can fit in the pre-target context) evoked a significantly weaker inhibitory neighbor effect than in the neutral condition (where both targets and neighbors can fit in the pre-target context). These results indicate that contextual information can be used to modulate neighbor effects during on-line sentence reading in Chinese.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0278-7393
Additional Information:This research was supported by a grant from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31970992), and was also jointly funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) in Project Crossmodal Learning, NSFC 61621136008/DFG TRR-169. All the data and analysis codes in R used in the current study can be found at DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/54DJ2.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Chinese reading, context effect, eye-tracking, neighborhood frequency effect, word recognition
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:35357
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:06 Apr 2021 14:49
Last Modified:15 Aug 2021 08:28

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