23.215, Qs: Effects of Frequencies on Speech Production

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Subject: 23.215, Qs: Effects of Frequencies on Speech Production

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Date: 11-Jan-2012
From: Kim Potowski [kimpotow at uic.edu]
Subject: Effects of Frequencies on Speech Production

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Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:36:03
From: Kim Potowski [kimpotow at uic.edu]
Subject: Effects of Frequencies on Speech Production

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I'm wondering what evidence exists that, on a lexical task, the first word 
offered by a speaker may in fact be the word that is heard and 
produced with higher frequency (the thorny problem of interviewer 
effects notwithstanding).

Matthei & Roeper (1985) argue that frequency of occurrence of a word 
affects the time it takes to gain access in the mental lexicon.  

Anything else?

Happy to compile & share responses upon request.

Kim Potowski
The University of Illinois at Chicago 

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                     Language Acquisition

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