Lexicality and phonological similarity: a challenge for the retrieval-based account of serial recall?

Fallon, Anthony B. and Mak, Eva and Tehan, Gerald and Daly, Charmaine (2005) Lexicality and phonological similarity: a challenge for the retrieval-based account of serial recall? Memory, 13 (3/4). pp. 349-356. ISSN 0965-8211


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[Abstract]: The retrieval-based account of serial recall (Saint-Aubin & Poirier, 2000) attributes lexicality, phonological similarity, and articulatory suppression effects to a process where long-term representations are used to reconstruct degraded phonological traces. Two experiments tested this assumption by manipulating these factors in the recall of four- and five-item lists. Lexicality enhanced item recall (IR), but only affected position accuracy (PA) for five-item lists under suppression. Phonological similarity influenced both words and non-words, and produced impaired PA in silent and suppressed conditions. Consistent with the retrieval-based account, words and non-words of high-word likeness appear subject to redintegration. However, some findings, like suppression not reducing the phonological similarity impairment in suppressed conditions, present challenges for the retrieval-based account and other models of serial recall.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:21
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: lexicality, serial recall
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/09658210344000215
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/441

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