The role of semantic diversity in lexical organization.

  title={The role of semantic diversity in lexical organization.},
  author={Michael N. Jones and Brendan T. Johns and Gabriel Recchia},
  journal={Canadian journal of experimental psychology = Revue canadienne de psychologie experimentale},
  volume={66 2},
Recent research has challenged the notion that word frequency is the organizing principle underlying lexical access, pointing instead to the number of contexts that a word occurs in (Adelman, Brown, & Quesada, 2006). Counting contexts gives a better quantitative fit to human lexical decision and naming data than counting raw occurrences of words. However, this approach ignores the information redundancy of the contexts in which the word occurs, a factor we refer to as semantic diversity. Using… CONTINUE READING

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