Age-of-acquisition and frequency effects in speeded word naming

@article{Gerhand1999AgeofacquisitionAF,
  title={Age-of-acquisition and frequency effects in speeded word naming},
  author={Simon Gerhand and Christopher Barry},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1999},
  volume={73},
  pages={b27-b36}
}
An experiment was conducted to assess the importance of age-of-acquisition and frequency in a speeded word naming task, where participants were instructed to read aloud words before they disappeared from the computer screen. Under such speeded naming instructions, reading latencies were over 100ms (or 20%) faster than in "standard" (or immediate) word naming. There were clear effects of word frequency and age-of-acquisition under speeded naming. Compared to standard immediate naming, the age-of… CONTINUE READING
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