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Title: An inhibitory influence of transposed-letter neighbors on eye movements during reading
Authors: Pagán, Ascension
Paterson, Kevin B.
Blythe, Hazel I.
Liversedge, Simon P.
First Published: 2-Jun-2015
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Citation: Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 2015
Abstract: Previous research has shown that prior exposure to a word’s substitution neighbor earlier in the same sentence can disrupt processing of that word, indicating that interword lexical priming occurs naturally during reading, due to the competition between lexical candidates during word identification. Through the present research, we extended these findings by investigating the effects of prior exposure to a word’s transposed-letter neighbor (TLN) earlier in a sentence. TLNs are constituted from the same letters, but in different orders. The findings revealed an inhibitory TLN effect, with longer total reading times for target words, and increased regressions to prime and target words, when the target followed a TLN rather than a control word. These findings indicate that prior exposure to a TLN can disrupt word identification during reading. We suggest that this is caused by a failure of word identification, due to the initial misidentification of the target word (potentially as its TLN) triggering postlexical checking.
DOI Link: 10.3758/s13423-015-0869-5
ISSN: 1069-9384
eISSN: 1531-5320
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2015, Springer Verlag. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website. Following the embargo period this file is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License ( ), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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