The present study employs neglect dyslexia as an experimental model to study compound-word processing; in particular, it investigates whether compound constituents are hierarchically organized at mental level and addresses the possibility of whole-word representation. Seven Italian-speaking patients suffering from neglect dyslexia participated in a word naming task. Both left-headed (pescespada, swordfish) and right-headed (astronave, spaceship) Italian compound nouns were used as stimuli. Non-existent compounds, which were generated by substituting the leftmost constituent of a compound with an orthographically similar word (e.g., *pestespada, *plaguesword), were also employed. A significant headedness effect emerged in the group analysis: patients read left-headed compounds better than right-headed compounds. A significant lexicality effect was also found: the participants read real compounds better than their non-existent compound pairs. Moreover, logit mixed-effects analyses indicated a left-hand constituent frequency effect. Results are discussed in terms of hierarchical representation of compounds and direct access to compound lemma nodes.
Marelli, M., Aggujaro, S., Molteni, F., & Luzzatti, C.G. (2013). Understanding the mental lexicon through neglect dyslexia: a study on compound noun reading. NEUROCASE, 19, 128-144.
|Citazione:||Marelli, M., Aggujaro, S., Molteni, F., & Luzzatti, C.G. (2013). Understanding the mental lexicon through neglect dyslexia: a study on compound noun reading. NEUROCASE, 19, 128-144.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Understanding the mental lexicon through neglect dyslexia: a study on compound noun reading|
|Autori:||Marelli, M; Aggujaro, S; Molteni, F; Luzzatti, CG|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13554794.2011.654222|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|