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Does prime modality influence morphological processing?
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PMID:  12081379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Facilitation among morphologically related words generally is impervious to the prefixed or suffixed structure of primes and targets. A notable exception arises, however, when both primes and targets are suffixed. More specifically, when primes are auditory and targets are visual, facilitation for a suffixed target (e.g., payment) is absent when it follows a prime (e.g., payable) that is morphologically related and suffixed (Marslen-Wilson, Tyler, Waksler, & Older, 1994). To account for null facilitation (viz., the "suffix-suffix" effect), Marslen-Wilson and his colleagues posit inhibitory links between suffixes of morphological relatives. The present study assesses the generality of the "suffix-suffix" effect. When morphological facilitation is assessed relative to an orthographically related baseline, suffixed primes facilitate derivationally as well as inflectionally related morphological targets when primes are visual as well as auditory in both the lexical decision and naming tasks. The present findings call into question lexical models that posit inhibitory links between suffixes of morphological relatives.
Matthew John Pastizzo; Laurie Beth Feldman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain and language     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0093-934X     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Lang     Publication Date:    2002 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-25     Completed Date:  2002-07-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506220     Medline TA:  Brain Lang     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
University at Albany, State University of New York, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Psycholinguistics / methods
Random Allocation
Visual Perception
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