Edward H. Matthei

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We present the results of two auditory lexical decision experiments in which we attempted to replicate findings originally presented in Bradley (1978, Computational distinctions of vocabulary type, Ph.D. dissertation, MIT). The results obtained by Bradley were used as evidence for a processing distinction between the open and the closed class vocabularies;(More)
  • E H Matthei
  • 1983
It is argued that the apparent length effect found by Samuel, van Santen, and Johnson (1982) may be the result of a lexical class effect rather than of the length of the words. It is pointed out that the words of Length 2 in the stimulus sets used by Samuel et al. are predominantly closed class items (i.e., function words), whereas those of Length 3 and 4(More)
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