Beyond frequency: predicting auditory word recognition in normal elderly adults

Baumgaertner, Annette and Tompkins, Connie A. (1998) Beyond frequency: predicting auditory word recognition in normal elderly adults. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

This study examined the contributions of several lexical variables to prediction of the variance in spoken word recognition performance in a sample of 29 normal older adults. Subjects responded to 50 experimental stimulus words varying in frequency, age-of-acquisition, and familiarity, in a speeded auditory lexical decision task. The contributions of familiarity and age of acquisition were examined after accounting for word frequency, the variable most often controlled in such studies. Strong age of acquisition effects were observed after accounting for frequency, whereas familiarity did not contribute to predicting lexical decision reaction times. Clinical and research implications are discussed.

Item Type: Journal (Paginated)
Additional Information: Copyright by Taylor & Francis Ltd. Used with permission.
Uncontrolled Keywords: AGE-OF-ACQUISITION; LEXICAL DECISION; NEIGHBORHOOD; FAMILIARITY; CONCRETENESS; ACCESS
Depositing User: Demetrios Ioannides
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2003
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1997 : 27th : Bigfork, MO : June 1997)
Location: Bigfork, Mont.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal or Publication Title: Aphasiology
Volume: 12
Number: 7-8
Publication Location: London
ISSN: 1464-5041
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1127

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