Phonological Activation during Semantic Access in Chinese Character Reading
Abstract: A key issue in reading research is to understand the role of phonology in word meaning access. In the present study, the question was that if phonology will be activated in access of Chinese character meaning. Three experiments on naming were conducted with the Stroop paradigm, in which participants named the print color of Chinese color words and their homophones. Analyses showed Stroop interference and facilitation for homophones of high-frequency color words but a different pattern for homophones of low-frequency color words, in which only interference but no facilitation effects were observed. These results indicate that phonological activation is not obligatory in the visual semantic retrieval of Chinese character. Although phonology can be automatically activated and used to activate the character meaning, it only plays a secondary role. The character meaning could be gotten at rapidly along the orthographic-semantic route.
文章引用: 孔令跃 , 康翠萍 , 穆彦丁 (2012) 汉字语义通达中语音的激活与作用。 心理学进展， 2， 229-235. doi: 10.12677/AP.2012.25036
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