Title: Age-of-acquisition effects in semantic processing tasks
Authors: Brysbaert, Marc ×
Van Wijnendaele, Ilse
De Deyne, Simon #
Issue Date: May-2000
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Acta Psychologica vol:104 issue:2 pages:215-226
Abstract: In two experiments, we examined whether word age-of-acquisition (AoA) is a reliable predictor of processing times in semantic tasks. In the first task, participants were asked to say the first associate that came to mind when they saw a stimulus word; the second task involved a semantic categorisation between words with a definable meaning and first names. In both tasks, there were significantly faster responses to earlier-acquired than to later-acquired words. On the basis of these results, we argue that age-of-acquisition effects do not originate solely from the speech output system, but from the semantic system as well. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B,V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0001-6918
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Experimental Psychology
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