The primacy of abstract syllables in Chinese word production.


Convergent evidence suggests that syllables play a primary and distinctive role in the phonological phase of Mandarin Chinese word production. Specifically, syllables are selected before other phonological components and guide subsyllabic encoding. The proximity of phonological syllables to word representations in Chinese languages ensures that they are… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0039911


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@article{Chen2016ThePO, title={The primacy of abstract syllables in Chinese word production.}, author={Jenn-Yeu Chen and Padraig O'Seaghdha and Train-Min Chen}, journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition}, year={2016}, volume={42 5}, pages={825-36} }