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Title
The dual role of homophone dominance : why homophone intrusions on regular verb forms so often go unnoticed
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Abstract
We investigated whether the effect of Homophone Dominance that has been reported for spelling errors on Dutch verb homophones (Sandra, Frisson, & Daems, 1999) also occurs in perception. This effect was indeed observed: participants in a proofreading experiment overlooked more homophone intrusions when the intruder was more dominant than the target form, irrespective of the inflectional ending. Participant groups whose grammatical awareness was better developed made fewer errors but also showed the effect of Homophone Dominance. The findings are explained in terms of a Computational and Similarity-Based Race model, in which a conscious and slow computational process in working memory, implementing the spelling rule, competes with an automatic and fast, frequency-sensitive process of lexical access. The presence of the effect in both spelling and reading explains why these errors on descriptively simple verb forms in Dutch are so persistent.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Mental lexicon. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2016
ISSN
1871-1340
Volume/pages
11:1(2016), p. 1-25
ISI
000378321500001
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Last edited 09.06.2017
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