Reynolds and Besner (2005) had participants alternate between naming pairs of exception words and pairs of nonwords in order to examine contextual control over the use of lexical and sublexical pathways in word naming. Their main finding was that naming latencies for both lowfrequency exception words (e.g., wad) and nonwords (e.g., flad) were slower when the immediately preceding trial involved the opposite item type rather than the same item type. The authors interpreted this result as evidence for a cost in switching between lexical and sublexical pathways. The present research shows that their finding can be replicated using their items but not when the nonwords do not contain the same inconsistent bodies as the exception words. This result provides little support for the claim that there are costs in switching between lexical and sublexical pathways.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Psychology|
|Issue number||Suppl. 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference - University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 20 Apr 2006 → 23 Apr 2006