The masked onset priming effect refers to the finding that in word naming, relative to an all-letter-different control prime (e.g., farm-SINK), response is faster when a target is preceded by a prime that shares just the initial letter with the target (e.g., save-SINK) (Forster & Davis, 1991). This effect has been interpreted within a dual-route framework as reflecting the serial nature of computation of phonology from orthography via the nonlexical route, and as such, has been used to argue against models of reading that compute phonology in parallel This chapter discusses an alternative view that the locus of the masked onset priming effect is further downstream, in the speech planning process.
|Title of host publication||Masked Priming|
|Subtitle of host publication||The State of the Art|
|Editors||Sachiko Kinoshita, Stephen J. Lupker|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jun 2003|