Enhanced phonological facilitation and traces of concurrent word form activation in speech production: An object-naming study with multiple distractors

R.A. Rahman, Alissa Melinger

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    Abstract

    In the present study, we extended the classic picture-word interference paradigm by the presentation of multiple distractor words (Experiment 1) to reexamine whether the word forms of semantic alternatives receive activation in the course of object naming. Experiment 2 showed that phonological facilitation can be magnified by the presentation of multiple words that share overlapping initial and final segments with the target name. Experiments 3 and 4 tested for traces of nontarget phonological activation with multiple distractors, which enhances the chances of detecting such effects. These experiments revealed a consistent pattern of interference effects induced by words that were related to a semantic category member, consistent with theories assuming phonological activation of nontarget alternatives.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1410-1440
    Number of pages31
    JournalQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
    Volume61
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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