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Article: Lexical-semantic variables affecting picture and word naming in Chinese: A mixed logit model study in aphasia

TitleLexical-semantic variables affecting picture and word naming in Chinese: A mixed logit model study in aphasia
Authors
KeywordsAge Of Acquisition
Aphasia
Chinese
Imageability
Mixed-Effect Model
Nouns
Picture Naming
Verbs
Word Naming
Issue Date2012
PublisherI O S Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.iospress.nl/html/09534180.php
Citation
Behavioural Neurology, 2012, v. 25 n. 3, p. 165-184 How to Cite?
AbstractLexical-semantic variables (such as word frequency, imageability and age of acquisition) have been studied extensively in neuropsychology to address the structure of the word production system. The evidence available on this issue is still rather controversial, mainly because of the very complex interrelations between lexical-semantic variables. Moreover, it is not clear whether the results obtained in Indo-European languages also hold in languages with a completely different structure and script, such as Chinese. The objective of the present study is to investigate this specific issue by studying the effect of word frequency, imageability, age of acquisition, visual complexity of the stimuli, grammatical class and morphological structure in word and picture naming in Chinese. The effect of these variables on naming and reading accuracy of healthy and brain-damaged individuals is evaluated using mixed-effect models, a statistical technique that allows to model both fixed and random effects; this feature substantially enhances the statistical power of the technique, so that several variables - and their complex interrelations - can be handled effectively in a unique analysis. We found that grammatical class interacts consistently across tasks with morphological structure: all participants, both healthy and brain-damaged, found simple nouns significantly easier to read and name than complex nouns, whereas simple and complex verbs were of comparable difficulty. We also found that imageability was a strong predictor in picture naming, but not in word naming, whereas the contrary held true for age of acquisition. These results are taken to indicate the existence of a morphological level of processing in the Chinese word production system, and that reading aloud may occur along a non-semantic route (either lexical or sub-lexical) in this language. © 2012 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/167085
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.629
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.696
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dc.contributor.authorSu, IFen_US
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dc.date.available2012-09-28T04:03:11Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationBehavioural Neurology, 2012, v. 25 n. 3, p. 165-184en_US
dc.identifier.issn0953-4180en_US
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dc.description.abstractLexical-semantic variables (such as word frequency, imageability and age of acquisition) have been studied extensively in neuropsychology to address the structure of the word production system. The evidence available on this issue is still rather controversial, mainly because of the very complex interrelations between lexical-semantic variables. Moreover, it is not clear whether the results obtained in Indo-European languages also hold in languages with a completely different structure and script, such as Chinese. The objective of the present study is to investigate this specific issue by studying the effect of word frequency, imageability, age of acquisition, visual complexity of the stimuli, grammatical class and morphological structure in word and picture naming in Chinese. The effect of these variables on naming and reading accuracy of healthy and brain-damaged individuals is evaluated using mixed-effect models, a statistical technique that allows to model both fixed and random effects; this feature substantially enhances the statistical power of the technique, so that several variables - and their complex interrelations - can be handled effectively in a unique analysis. We found that grammatical class interacts consistently across tasks with morphological structure: all participants, both healthy and brain-damaged, found simple nouns significantly easier to read and name than complex nouns, whereas simple and complex verbs were of comparable difficulty. We also found that imageability was a strong predictor in picture naming, but not in word naming, whereas the contrary held true for age of acquisition. These results are taken to indicate the existence of a morphological level of processing in the Chinese word production system, and that reading aloud may occur along a non-semantic route (either lexical or sub-lexical) in this language. © 2012 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofBehavioural Neurologyen_US
dc.subjectAge Of Acquisitionen_US
dc.subjectAphasiaen_US
dc.subjectChineseen_US
dc.subjectImageabilityen_US
dc.subjectMixed-Effect Modelen_US
dc.subjectNounsen_US
dc.subjectPicture Namingen_US
dc.subjectVerbsen_US
dc.subjectWord Namingen_US
dc.titleLexical-semantic variables affecting picture and word naming in Chinese: A mixed logit model study in aphasiaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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