Interpretation of orthographic uniqueness point effects in visual word recognition
Lamberts, Koen. (2005) Interpretation of orthographic uniqueness point effects in visual word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Vol.31 (No.1). pp. 14-19. ISSN 0096-1523Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0096-1522.214.171.124
The orthographic uniqueness point (OUP) of a word is the position of the first letter from the left that distinguishes a word from all other words. In 2 recent studies (P. J. Kwantes & D. J. K. Mewhort, 1999a; A. K. Lindell, M. E. R. Nicholls, & A. E. Castles, 2003), it has been observed that words with an early CUP were processed more quickly than words with a late OUR This has been taken to suggest that observers process the letters of words sequentially in a left-to-right order. In this article, it is shown that the OUP results do not provide selective evidence for left-to-right sequential processing in visual word recognition because the data are also compatible with an account in which letter processing occurs in random order.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Language and languages -- Orthography and spelling, Word recognition, Visual perception, Cognitive science, Human information processing|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance|
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 14-19|
|Funder:||Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Great Britain) (BBSRC)|
|Grant number:||BBS/B/08914 (BBSRC)|
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