Seminar 28/01/2016

Title: 
Investigating the role of morphology and semantic transparency in the written production of English compound and pseudo-compound words
Date: 
28/01/2016
Town: 
Pisa
Venue: 
ILC-CNR - Aula Seminari IBF SG 5
Description: 
We begin with a general overview of the comprehension and production of compound words, as well as a discussion of the importance of semantic transparency for psycholinguistic theories of morphologically complex words. Next, we will present empirical evidence from a typing task. This task was used to measure the written production of compounds, pseudo-compounds, and monomorphemic words on a letter-by-letter basis. In our analyses, we examined whether semantic transparency and morphological structure predict typing latencies. Our results indicate that written production is sensitive to morphemic structure and to the semantic transparency of the first constituent.
Speaker(s): 
Christina Gagné
Professor at the Department of Psychology of the University of Alberta, Canada.
Christina Gagné