Show simple item record

dc.creatorDarnell, Kim
dc.creatorBoland, Julie
dc.creatorNakayama, Mineharu
dc.identifier.citationWorking Papers in Linguistics, no. 44 (1994), 92-104.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0473-9604 (print)
dc.description.abstractUtilizing a word-by-word reading paradigm, we investigated the role of orthographic familiarity in the processing of Japanese nouns by comparing the reading times of words that were kanji dominant (the kanji form is preferred by native speakers), kana dominant (the kana form is preferred), and orthographically neutral (both forms are equally acceptable). Target words appeared in kana or kanji, and were embedded in highly constraining (Experiment 1) or unconstraining (Experiment 2) carrier sentences. The results suggest that orthography does not affect reading time unless the sentence is highly constraining, in which case the most familiar orthography is faster.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was made possible through a fellowship funded by the Center for Cognitive Science, the Department of Linguistics, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, all of the Ohio State University.en_US
dc.publisherOhio State University. Department of Linguisticsen_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the copyright holder.en_US
dc.titleThe Influence of Orthography and Sentence Constraint on the Processing of Nouns in Japaneseen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

Files in this item


Items in Knowledge Bank are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record