Terminating and exhaustive search in lexical access.

  title={Terminating and exhaustive search in lexical access.},
  author={Kenneth I. Forster and E S Bednall},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  volume={4 1},
Two experiments which test predictions derived from the assumption that lexical access involves a search process are reported. In the first experiment, test items must be classified as ambiguous or unambiguous, and in the second experiment, they are classified according to their syntactic properties. In both experiments, it is shown that when the target of the search is a nonexistent entry, an exhaustive search is involved, even though the test items are words. Further, in these conditions… CONTINUE READING