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Article: Visual and phonological pathways to the lexicon: Evidence from Chinese readers

TitleVisual and phonological pathways to the lexicon: Evidence from Chinese readers
Authors
KeywordsChen, M.J.
Department Of Psychology, School Of Life Sciences, Australian National University, P.O. Box 4, Canberra, Act 0200, Australia © Copyright 2004 Elsevier B.V., All Rights Reserved.
Issue Date1995
PublisherPsychonomic Society, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.psychonomic.org/MC/
Citation
Memory And Cognition, 1995, v. 23 n. 4, p. 468-476 How to Cite?
AbstractIn this study, we investigated the role of visual and phonological information in lexical access of Chinese characters. Homophonic English words have been the main source of stimuli for word recognition research. However, since these stimuli also often look alike, visual and phonological information may be confounded in reported experiment. In contrast, many homophonic Chinese characters are visually distinct. In addition, visually similar characters often have very different pronunciations. These characteristics allow a more controlled investigation of the roles of visual and phonological information in activation of meaning. In the present study, two types of Chinese characters were used in a semantic categorization paradigm: integrated characters, which contain strokes that are not separable; and compound characters, which contain at least two clearly identifiable components. The results show that the recognition of a Chinese integrated character depends primarily on visual information, whereas the recognition of a Chinese compound character relies on visual, phonological, and semantic information. It is concluded that visual information plays a greater role in Chinese character recognition than has previously been documented.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/92012
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.039
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.403
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dc.contributor.authorWeekes, BSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, MJen_HK
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dc.description.abstractIn this study, we investigated the role of visual and phonological information in lexical access of Chinese characters. Homophonic English words have been the main source of stimuli for word recognition research. However, since these stimuli also often look alike, visual and phonological information may be confounded in reported experiment. In contrast, many homophonic Chinese characters are visually distinct. In addition, visually similar characters often have very different pronunciations. These characteristics allow a more controlled investigation of the roles of visual and phonological information in activation of meaning. In the present study, two types of Chinese characters were used in a semantic categorization paradigm: integrated characters, which contain strokes that are not separable; and compound characters, which contain at least two clearly identifiable components. The results show that the recognition of a Chinese integrated character depends primarily on visual information, whereas the recognition of a Chinese compound character relies on visual, phonological, and semantic information. It is concluded that visual information plays a greater role in Chinese character recognition than has previously been documented.en_HK
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dc.subjectChen, M.J.en_HK
dc.subjectDepartment Of Psychology, School Of Life Sciences, Australian National University, P.O. Box 4, Canberra, Act 0200, Australia © Copyright 2004 Elsevier B.V., All Rights Reserved.en_HK
dc.titleVisual and phonological pathways to the lexicon: Evidence from Chinese readersen_HK
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