Despite grammatical class being a fundamental organizing principle of the human mental lexicon, recent morphological models of visual word identification remain silent as to whether and how it is represented in the lexical system. The present study addresses this issue by investigating cross class morphological priming (i.e., the effect obtained when nouns prime verbs sharing the same root, or vice versa) to clarify whether morphological stems subserving the formation of both nouns and verbs (e.g., depart-) have a unique, grammatical class independent representation. Experiment 1 and 2 suggest this to be the case, as they show that morphological priming crosses grammatical class boundaries in overt paradigm conditions. Experiment 3 show that, in masked priming conditions, cross-class facilitation emerges both for genuine derivations and pseudo-related pairs with a homographic stem (e.g., port-e, doors, and port-are, to carry), which is taken to suggest that grammatical-class free stem representations are located at a pre lexical level of morphological processing

Crepaldi, D., Morone, E., Arduino, L., Luzzatti, C. (2014). Morphological Processing of Printed Nouns and Verbs: Cross Class Priming Effects. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, 26(4), 433-460 [10.1080/20445911.2014.895007].

Morphological Processing of Printed Nouns and Verbs: Cross Class Priming Effects

CREPALDI, DAVIDE;MORONE, ELENA ANGELA;LUZZATTI, CLAUDIO GIUSEPPE
2014

Abstract

Despite grammatical class being a fundamental organizing principle of the human mental lexicon, recent morphological models of visual word identification remain silent as to whether and how it is represented in the lexical system. The present study addresses this issue by investigating cross class morphological priming (i.e., the effect obtained when nouns prime verbs sharing the same root, or vice versa) to clarify whether morphological stems subserving the formation of both nouns and verbs (e.g., depart-) have a unique, grammatical class independent representation. Experiment 1 and 2 suggest this to be the case, as they show that morphological priming crosses grammatical class boundaries in overt paradigm conditions. Experiment 3 show that, in masked priming conditions, cross-class facilitation emerges both for genuine derivations and pseudo-related pairs with a homographic stem (e.g., port-e, doors, and port-are, to carry), which is taken to suggest that grammatical-class free stem representations are located at a pre lexical level of morphological processing
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reading, word identification, grammatical class, priming, linguistic morphology
English
2014
433
460
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Crepaldi, D., Morone, E., Arduino, L., Luzzatti, C. (2014). Morphological Processing of Printed Nouns and Verbs: Cross Class Priming Effects. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, 26(4), 433-460 [10.1080/20445911.2014.895007].
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