Investigating the interplay between semantic and phonological distractor effects in picture naming

Alissa Melinger (Lead / Corresponding author), Rasha Abdel Rahman

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the interplay between phonological facilitation and semantic interference effects in picture naming. We use a double distractor variant of the classic picture-word interference paradigm to investigate whether the reported interaction between these effects is dependent on the two types of related information being presented by the same distractor word or not. While prior studies using single mixed distractors such as pigeon for the target PIG have reported an interaction between phonological facilitation and semantic interference, we find additivity when the two types of related information come from two different distractor words. Possible implications of this result for how activation is transmitted within the speech production system are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-220
Number of pages8
JournalBrain and Language
Volume90
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004

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