People who are asked to classify whether words presented visually belong to the category of animals respond to nonwords derived from animal names more slowly than they do to nonwords derived from nonanimal names. This is known as the turple effect (Forster, 2006; Forster & Hector, 2002). In the present article, we show that the turple effect is modulated by the frequency of the animal names from which the nonwords are derived: In particular, we show that nonwords derived from high-frequency animal names are rejected faster than those derived from low-frequency animal names. We discuss the implications of this result for two approaches to lexical and semantic access modeling.

The turple effect is modulated by base word frequency: Implications for models of lexical and semantic access / Mulatti, C.; Cembrani, Veronica; Peressotti, F.; Job, Remo. - In: PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW. - ISSN 1069-9384. - STAMPA. - 15:(2008), pp. 1078-1082. [10.3758/PBR.15.6.1078]

The turple effect is modulated by base word frequency: Implications for models of lexical and semantic access

C. Mulatti;Cembrani, Veronica;Job, Remo
2008

Abstract

People who are asked to classify whether words presented visually belong to the category of animals respond to nonwords derived from animal names more slowly than they do to nonwords derived from nonanimal names. This is known as the turple effect (Forster, 2006; Forster & Hector, 2002). In the present article, we show that the turple effect is modulated by the frequency of the animal names from which the nonwords are derived: In particular, we show that nonwords derived from high-frequency animal names are rejected faster than those derived from low-frequency animal names. We discuss the implications of this result for two approaches to lexical and semantic access modeling.
Mulatti, C.; Cembrani, Veronica; Peressotti, F.; Job, Remo
The turple effect is modulated by base word frequency: Implications for models of lexical and semantic access / Mulatti, C.; Cembrani, Veronica; Peressotti, F.; Job, Remo. - In: PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW. - ISSN 1069-9384. - STAMPA. - 15:(2008), pp. 1078-1082. [10.3758/PBR.15.6.1078]
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