Phonological encoding is free from orthographic influence: evidence from a picture variant of the phonological Stroop task

Sachiko Kinoshita*, Rinus G. Verdonschot

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Abstract

The phonological Stroop task, in which the participant names the color of written distractors, is being used increasingly to study the phonological encoding process in speech production. A brief review of experimental paradigms used to study the phonological encoding process indicated that currently it is not known whether the onset overlap benefit (faster color naming when the distractor shares the onset segment with the color name) in a phonological Stroop task is due to phonology or orthography. The present paper investigated this question using a picture variant of the phonological Stroop task. Participants named a small set of line drawings of animals (e.g., camel) with a pseudoword distractor printed on it. Picture naming was facilitated when the distractor shared the onset segment with the picture name regardless of orthographic overlap (CUST–camel = KUST–camel < NUST–camel). We conclude that the picture variant of the phonological Stroop task is a useful tool to study the phonological encoding process, free of orthographic influence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1340–1347
Number of pages8
JournalPsychological Research
Volume85
Issue number3
Early online date20 Mar 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

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