Priming lexical stress in reading Italian aloud.

Two experiments using a lexical priming paradigm investigated how stress information is processed in reading Italian words. In both experiments, prime and target words either shared the stress pattern or they had different stress patterns. We expected that lexical activation of the prime would favor the assignment of congruent stress to the target. Results showed that participants were faster in naming target words that had the same stress pattern as the prime. Similar effects were found on target words that were included in lists in which all prime and target stimuli had the same stress type (Experiment 1) and in lists with mixed stress type and congruency between primes and targets (Experiment 2). Results indicate that, in single word reading, metrical information about stress position is activated in the lexicon, independent of segmental information.

Tipo Pubblicazione: 
Articolo
Author or Creator: 
Sulpizio
S.
Job
R.
Burani
C.
Publisher: 
VNU Science Press, Utrecht , Paesi Bassi
Source: 
Language and cognitive processes 27 (2012): 808–820. doi:10.1080/01690965.2011.584820
info:cnr-pdr/source/autori:Sulpizio, S., Job, R., & Burani, C./titolo:Priming lexical stress in reading Italian aloud./doi:10.1080/01690965.2011.584820/rivista:Language and cognitive processes/anno:2012/pagina_da:808/pagina_a:820/intervallo_pagine:808–820
Date: 
2012
Resource Identifier: 
http://www.cnr.it/prodotto/i/47221
https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01690965.2011.584820
info:doi:10.1080/01690965.2011.584820
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/plcp20/current#.Ua2YBV9H670
Language: 
Eng
ISTC Author: 
Ritratto di Cristina Burani
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