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Reconciling phonological neighborhood effects in speech production through single trial analysis

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dc.contributor.author Sadat Schaffai, Jasmin, 1982-
dc.contributor.author Martin, Clara D.
dc.contributor.author Costa, Albert, 1970-
dc.contributor.author Alario, F.-Xavier (François -Xavier)
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-30T09:05:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-30T09:05:23Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Sadat J, Martin CD, Costa A, Alario FX. Reconciling phonological neighborhood effects in speech production through single trial analysis. Cogn Psychol. 2014 Feb; 68:33-58. DOI 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2013.10.001
dc.identifier.issn 1095-5623
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/22234
dc.description.abstract A crucial step for understanding how lexical knowledge is represented is to describe the relative similarity of lexical items, and how it influences language processing. Previous studies of the effects of form similarity on word production have reported conflicting results, notably within and across languages. The aim of the present study was to clarify this empirical issue to provide specific constraints for theoretical models of language production. We investigated the role of phonological neighborhood density in a large-scale picture naming experiment using fine-grained statistical models. The results showed that increasing phonological neighborhood density has a detrimental effect on naming latencies, and re-analyses of independently obtained data sets provide supplementary evidence for this effect. Finally, we reviewed a large body of evidence concerning phonological neighborhood density effects in word production, and discussed the occurrence of facilitatory and inhibitory effects in accuracy measures. The overall pattern shows that phonological neighborhood generates two opposite forces, one facilitatory and one inhibitory. In cases where speech production is disrupted (e.g. certain aphasic symptoms), the facilitatory component may emerge, but inhibitory processes dominate in efficient naming by healthy speakers. These findings are difficult to accommodate in terms of monitoring processes, but can be explained within interactive activation accounts combining phonological facilitation and lexical competition.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was supported by a grant from the European Research Council under the European Community’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2007-2013 Grant agreement n◦ 263575), three grants from the Spanish government (PSI2008-01191, PSI2011-23033, Consolider Ingenio 2010 CSD2007-00012), and the Catalan government (Consolidado SGR 2009-1521).
dc.format.extent 53 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Cognitive Psychology. 2014 Feb; 68:33-58.
dc.rights © Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogpsych.2013.10.001
dc.subject.other Parla
dc.subject.other Lexicologia
dc.subject.other Tractament del llenguatge natural (Informàtica)
dc.subject.other Gramàtica comparada i general -- Fonologia
dc.title Reconciling phonological neighborhood effects in speech production through single trial analysis
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogpsych.2013.10.001
dc.subject.keyword Speech production
dc.subject.keyword Phonological similarity
dc.subject.keyword Neighborhood density
dc.subject.keyword Lexical access
dc.subject.keyword Mental lexicon
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/263575
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PN/CSD2007-00012
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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