Homophonic Context Effects when Naming Japanese Kanji: Evidence for Processing Costs?

  title={Homophonic Context Effects when Naming Japanese Kanji: Evidence for Processing Costs?},
  author={Rinus G Verdonschot and Wido La Heij and Daniela Paolieri and Qingfang Zhang and Niels O. Schiller},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  pages={1836 - 1849}
The current study investigated the effects of phonologically related context pictures on the naming latencies of target words in Japanese and Chinese. Reading bare words in alphabetic languages has been shown to be rather immune to effects of context stimuli, even when these stimuli are presented in advance of the target word (e.g., Glaser & Düngelhoff, 1984; Roelofs, 2003). However, recently, semantic context effects of distractor pictures on the naming latencies of Japanese kanji (but not… Expand

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