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Skipping of Chinese characters does not rely on word-based processing
Lin, Nan1,2; Angele, Bernhard3; Hua, Huimin1,2; Shen, Wei1,2; Zhou, Junyi1,2; Li, Xingshan1,2; Xingshan Li
First AuthorNan Lin
2018-02-01
Source PublicationATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS
ISSN1943-3921
SubtypeArticle
Volume80Issue:2Pages:600-607
QuartileQ3
Contribution Rank1
AbstractPrevious eye-movement studies have indicated that people tend to skip extremely high-frequency words in sentence reading, such as "the" in English and "ce"/de" in Chinese. Two alternative hypotheses have been proposed to explain how this frequent skipping happens in Chinese reading: one assumes that skipping happens when the preview has been fully identified at the word level (word-based skipping); the other assumes that skipping happens whenever the preview character is easy to identify regardless of whether lexical processing has been completed or not (character-based skipping). Using the gaze-contingent display change paradigm, we examined the two hypotheses by substituting the preview of the third character of a four-character Chinese word with the high-frequency Chinese character "ce"/de", which should disrupt the ongoing word-level processing. The character-based skipping hypothesis predicts that this manipulation will enhance the skipping probability of the target character (i.e., the third character of the target word), because the character "ce"/de" has much higher character frequency than the original character. The word-based skipping hypothesis instead predicts a reduction of the skipping probability of the target character because the presence of the character "ce"/de" is lexically infelicitous at word level. The results supported the character-based skipping hypothesis, indicating that in Chinese reading the decision of skipping a character can be made before integrating it into a word.
KeywordEye movements and reading Reading. Word perception
DOI10.3758/s13414-017-1444-0
Indexed BySCI ; SSCI
Language英语
Funding OrganizationNatural Science Foundation of China(31571125 ; British Academy (International Partnership and Mobility Scheme)(PM150023) ; Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Imaging Technology(BAICIT-2016018) ; 31300842)
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology ; Psychology, Experimental
WOS IDWOS:000424292000022
WOS HeadingsSocial Sciences
WOS KeywordEYE-MOVEMENTS ; PERCEPTUAL SPAN ; COMPLEXITY ; FREQUENCY ; PREVIEWS
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/25702
Collection中国科学院行为科学重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorXingshan Li
Affiliation1.Inst Psychol, CAS Key Lab Behav Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Dept Psychol, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Bournemouth Univ, Fac Sci & Technol, Psychol Res Ctr, Poole, Dorset, England
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Lin, Nan,Angele, Bernhard,Hua, Huimin,et al. Skipping of Chinese characters does not rely on word-based processing[J]. ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS,2018,80(2):600-607.
APA Lin, Nan.,Angele, Bernhard.,Hua, Huimin.,Shen, Wei.,Zhou, Junyi.,...&Xingshan Li.(2018).Skipping of Chinese characters does not rely on word-based processing.ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS,80(2),600-607.
MLA Lin, Nan,et al."Skipping of Chinese characters does not rely on word-based processing".ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS 80.2(2018):600-607.
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