TB6 D&L Lecture 1 and reading MCQs

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1. What was the effect of frequency in Hogabaum, Perfetti (1975)?

  • Pps were fastest RT when the ambig word was primed, context has an effect
  • Pps were slowest RT when the ambig word was primed, context has an effect
  • Pps were slow to detect ambiguity when the word was in its MOST frequent sense
  • Pps were slow to detect ambiguity when the word was in its LEAST frequent sense
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2. What does it mean if a word has balanced frequency?

  • All alternative meanings are equally common in the language
  • All alternative meanings have different frequencies in the language, one meaning is dominant

3. What does it mean if a word has unbalanced frequency?

  • All alternative meanings have different frequencies in the language, one meaning is dominant
  • All alternative meanings are equally common in the language

4. In a study by Tabossi & Zardon (1993), what was the effect of a subordinate constraining context?

  • Support for a strong modular account
  • Support for multiple access model
  • Support for selective priming

5. What does early research into word reading suggest?

  • We routinely access ALL meanings of ambiguous words, context then used to select the most appropriate
  • We routinely access ALL senses of ambiguous words, context then used to select the most appropriate
  • Only the appropriate meaning is ever accessed, inappropriate meanings never accessed
  • All senses of the word are initially accessed in order of their individual meaning frequencies; serially checked against context

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