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Age of Acquisition, Frequency and Picture–Word Interference

Catling, Jonathan, Johnston, R.A., Dent, K. and Balding, R. (2010) Age of Acquisition, Frequency and Picture–Word Interference. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63 (7). pp. 1304-1317. ISSN Print: 1747-0218 Online:1747-0226

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In two experiments participants named pictures superimposed with unrelated words. The age of acquisition (AoA) of the picture names was manipulated. Additionally, the word frequency (WF, Experiment 1) or AoA (Experiment 2) of the interfering distractor words was manipulated. Early-acquired pictures were named faster than their late-acquired counterparts. Both WF and AoA modulated the degree of interference from the irrelevant word; low-frequency and late-acquired words produced most interference. In neither case did the WF or AoA of the distractor word interact with the AoA of the picture. The results show that in the context of word processing both WF and AoA have similar effects.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Age of acquisition, AoA, frequency, picture-word interference, Picture naming
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Leonie Shuck
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2011 16:31
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 16:54

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