Lexical competition and the acquisition of novel words

  title={Lexical competition and the acquisition of novel words},
  author={M. Gareth Gaskell and Nicolas Dumay},
Three experiments examined the involvement of newly learnt words in lexical competition. Adult participants were familiarized with novel nonsense sequences that overlapped strongly with existing words (e.g. cathedruke, derived from cathedral) through repeated presentation in a phoneme-monitoring task. Experiment 1 looked at the immediate effects of exposure to these sequences, with participants showing familiarity with the form of the novel sequences in a two-alternative forced choice task. The… CONTINUE READING
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