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The influence of item-level contextual history on lexical and semantic judgments by children and adults

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Semantic diversity quantifies the similarity in the content of contexts a word has been experienced in. Four experiments investigated its effect on lexical and semantic judgments in 9- to 10-year-olds and adults. In Experiment 1, a cross-modal semantic judgment task, participants decided whether a visually presented word matched an audio definition. Both groups were slower to respond to words high in semantic diversity, and this effect was modulated by task demands. Experiment 2 used the same...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1037/xlm0000795

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Publisher:
American Psychological Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition Journal website
Volume:
46
Issue:
12
Pages:
2367-2383
Publication date:
2019-12-12
Acceptance date:
2019-10-13
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EISSN:
1939-1285
ISSN:
0278-7393
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1063282
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pubs:1063282
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uuid:cc34a61b-2f96-40d9-8b80-380627aef2ef
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pubs:1063282
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2019-10-16

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