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LINGUIST List 23.215

Thu Jan 12 2012

Qs: Effects of Frequencies on Speech Production

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        1.     Kim Potowski , Effects of Frequencies on Speech Production


Message 1: Effects of Frequencies on Speech Production
Date: 11-Jan-2012
From: Kim Potowski <kimpotowuic.edu>
Subject: Effects of Frequencies on Speech Production
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Greetings,

I'm wondering what evidence exists that, on a lexical task, the first word
offered by a speaker may in fact be the word that is heard and
produced with higher frequency (the thorny problem of interviewer
effects notwithstanding).

Matthei & Roeper (1985) argue that frequency of occurrence of a word
affects the time it takes to gain access in the mental lexicon.

Anything else?

Happy to compile & share responses upon request.

Thanks,
Kim Potowski
The University of Illinois at Chicago

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Language Acquisition


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