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Thematic Role Priming of Related Verbs: Effects of Multiple Primes

Herlofsky, Stacey M. and Edmonds, Lisa
Thematic Role Priming of Related Verbs: Effects of Multiple Primes. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

Prime-prime-target priming has been used to examine the effects of multiple influences on processing of target words.  The present study aims to investigate automatic and attentional factors in previous findings, using noun-noun-verb triads filling agent, patient, and action roles in situation schemas (e.g. thief, money, steal) in a continuous priming paradigm in which targets of interest are unknown to participants. Results replicate priming of paired nouns preceding related verbs but do not suggest an additive effect for two nouns versus one. The absence of additive facilitation suggests that attentional processes may have been a component of effects in previous research. 

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2256
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)