Multiple meanings, number of related meanings, frequency of occurrence, and the lexicon

@article{Jastrzembski1981MultipleMN,
  title={Multiple meanings, number of related meanings, frequency of occurrence, and the lexicon},
  author={James E. Jastrzembski},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},
  year={1981},
  volume={13},
  pages={278-305}
}
Abstract A series of experiments was conducted examining lexical access of words with multiple meanings. Words with many meanings were accessed faster than words with few meanings. This effect was obtained independently of word frequency. Furthermore, while words may have several etymological derivations, the number of derivations does not affect access. Finally, among words with an equal number of derivations and an equal number of meanings, those whose meanings tend to be associated with only… Expand
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