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Chinese Readers Can Perceive a Word Even When It's Composed of Noncontiguous Characters
Ma, Guojie1,2; Pollatsek, Alexander3; Li, Yugang2; Li, Xingshan2
First AuthorMa, Guojie
2017
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION
Correspondent Emaillixs@psych.ac.cn
ISSN0278-7393
SubtypeArticle
Volume43Issue:1Pages:158-166
Abstract

This study explored whether readers could recognize a word composed of noncontiguous characters (a cross-character word) in Chinese reading. All 3 experiments employed Chinese 4-character strings ABCD, where both AB and CD were 2-character words. In the cross-character word condition, AC was a word but in the control condition, AC was not a word. A character identification task was employed in Experiment 1 and sentence reading tasks were employed in Experiments 2 and 3. In all 3 experiments, an AC word produced inhibition effects. In Experiment 1, an AC word decreased the accuracy of character B identification, but increased the accuracy of character C identification. In Experiments 2 and 3, an AC word slowed reading on CD, indicating that the cross-character words were activated. These results imply that Chinese character encoding leading to word recognition does not proceed in a strictly serial way from left to right, or is strictly constrained by invisible word boundaries.

KeywordChinese reading word recognition word segmentation word competition character position coding
DOI10.1037/xlm0000298
Indexed BySCI ; SSCI
Language英语
Funding OrganizationNatural Science Foundation of China(31571125) ; Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities(GK201603121)
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology ; Psychology, Experimental
WOS IDWOS:000392116800010
WOS HeadingsSocial Sciences
WOS KeywordEYE-MOVEMENT GUIDANCE ; SPACE INFORMATION ; MODEL ; IDENTIFICATION ; TEXT ; SEGMENTATION
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/21139
Collection中国科学院行为科学重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorLi, Xingshan
Affiliation1.Shaanxi Normal Univ, Sch Psychol, Shaanxi Key Lab Behav & Cognit Neurosci, Xian, Shaanxi, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Behav Sci, Inst Psychol, 16 Lincui Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Univ Massachusetts, Dept Psychol, Amherst, MA 01003 USA
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Ma, Guojie,Pollatsek, Alexander,Li, Yugang,et al. Chinese Readers Can Perceive a Word Even When It's Composed of Noncontiguous Characters[J]. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION,2017,43(1):158-166.
APA Ma, Guojie,Pollatsek, Alexander,Li, Yugang,&Li, Xingshan.(2017).Chinese Readers Can Perceive a Word Even When It's Composed of Noncontiguous Characters.JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION,43(1),158-166.
MLA Ma, Guojie,et al."Chinese Readers Can Perceive a Word Even When It's Composed of Noncontiguous Characters".JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION 43.1(2017):158-166.
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