The Effect of Word Length on Immediate Serial Recall Depends on Phonological Complexity, Not Articulatory Duration

@article{Service1998TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Word Length on Immediate Serial Recall Depends on Phonological Complexity, Not Articulatory Duration},
  author={Elisabet Service},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  year={1998},
  volume={51},
  pages={283 - 304}
}
  • E. Service
  • Published 1998
  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Immediate recall for sequences of short words is better than for sequences of long words. This word-length effect has been thought to depend on the spoken duration of the words (Baddeley, Thomson, & Buchanan, 1975) or their phonological complexity (Caplan, Rochon, & Waters, 1992). In Finnish both vowel and consonant quantity distinguish between words. Long phonemes behave like phoneme repetitions. In Experiment 1, subjects were presented with auditory lists of three kinds of pseudowords based… Expand

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