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J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn. 2003 Jul;29(4):539-53.

Representation of lexical form.

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Department of Psychology, Center for Cognitive Science, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 14260, USA. mclennan@buffalo.edu

Abstract

The authors attempted to determine whether surface representations of spoken words are mapped onto underlying, abstract representations. In particular, they tested the hypothesis that flaps--neutralized allophones of intervocalic /t/s and /d/s--are mapped onto their underlying phonemic counterparts. In 6 repetition priming experiments, participants responded to stimuli in 2 blocks of trials. Stimuli in the 1st block served as primes and those in the 2nd as targets. Primes and targets consisted of English words containing intervocalic /t/s and /d/s that, when produced casually, were flapped. In all 6 experiments, reaction times to target items were measured as a function of prime type. The results provide evidence for both surface and underlying form-based representations.

PMID:
12924857
DOI:
10.1037/0278-7393.29.4.539
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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