The Effects of Context on the Recognition of Polymorphemic Words

  title={The Effects of Context on the Recognition of Polymorphemic Words},
  author={Lorraine K. Tyler and William Marslen-Wilson},
This study investigated the hypothesis that syntactic and semantic constraints play different roles in the recognition of spoken words. In particular, for inflected words, semantic constraints affect the recognition of the base, whereas syntactic constraints affect recognition of the fully inflected form. In a gating study we investigated the identification of inflected words in conditions which covaried the presence or absence of semantic and syntactic constraints. Under conditions of strong… CONTINUE READING

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