Reply to Matthei: We really is worse than you or them, and so are ma and pa

Arthur G. Samuel, Jan P. Van Santen, James C. Johnston

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Abstract

E. H. Matthei (see record 1983-31857-001) has suggested that the length dependence of the word advantage over single letters reported by the present authors (see record 1982-25573-001) might be due to a confounding of length with lexical class. An item analysis is presented that separates word length and lexical class. The analysis indicates that word length, rather than lexical class, accounts for the word advantage. (9 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-322
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1983

Keywords

  • length effects, word recognition, reply to E. H. Matthei's criticism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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