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Title: Models of word recognition
Author(s): Adams, Marilyn Jager
Subject(s): word recognition criterion bias model
Abstract: Major hypotheses about the processes involved in word recognition are reviewed and then assessed through four experiments. The purpose of the first experiment was to examine some basic aspects of the processing of words, pseudowords, and nonwords, and beyond that, to discover basic differences in their processing that might underlie the word advantage. The second experiment was designed to assess the contribution of whole-word and letter cluster cues to the word advantage. Finally, Experiments III and IV were focused on the question of whether the word advantage can be wholly explained in terms of response bias or sophisticated guessing. Taken together, the results of these experiments were most compatible with criterion bias models. A version of the criterion bias model is suggested wherein the word advantage is attributed to interfacilitation among single letter and lexical units in memory.
Issue Date: 1978-10
Publisher: Champaign, Ill. : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for the Study of Reading.Cambridge, Mass. : Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc.
Series/Report: Center for the Study of Reading Technical Report ; no. 107
Genre: Technical Report
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/31292
Rights Information: Copyright 1978 Board of Trustees University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2012-05-30
Identifier in Online Catalog: 2215204
OCLC Identifier: 11427511
 

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