Retuning of Lexical-Semantic Representations: Repetition and Spacing Effects in Word-Meaning Priming

@inproceedings{Betts2018RetuningOL,
  title={Retuning of Lexical-Semantic Representations: Repetition and Spacing Effects in Word-Meaning Priming},
  author={Hannah Betts and Rebecca A Gilbert and Zhenguang Cai and Zainab B. Okedara and Jennifer M. Rodd},
  booktitle={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={2018}
}
Current models of word-meaning access typically assume that lexical-semantic representations of ambiguous words (e.g., 'bark of the dog/tree') reach a relatively stable state in adulthood, with only the relative frequencies of meanings and immediate sentence context determining meaning preference. However, recent experience also affects interpretation: recently encountered word-meanings become more readily available (Rodd et al., 2016, 2013). Here, 3 experiments investigated how multiple… CONTINUE READING
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