TB6 D&L Lecture 1 and reading MCQs

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1. What did Lucas' (1999) meta-analysis show?

  • Sentential contexts do not rule out inappropriate meanings, they just bias activations
  • Sentential contexts rule out inappropriate meanings, but dont bias activations
  • Sentential contexts rule out inappropriate meanings and bias activations
  • Sentential contexts do not rule out inappropriate meanings but bias activations
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2. Why was Swinney et als (1976) study an improvement over previous techniques?

  • Offline, cross modal priming, sensitve to other variables and reflect processes as they happen
  • Offline, cross modal priming, not sensitve to other variables and reflect processes as they happen
  • Online, cross modal priming, not sensitve to other variables and reflect processes as they happen
  • Online, cross modal priming, sensitve to other variables and reflect processes as they happen

3. What did Foss (1970) phoneme monitering study show?

  • Phonemes are harder to detect when the preceding context contains an ambiguous word
  • Ambiguous words are not easier to process in a strongly biasing context
  • Ambig words are harder to detect when the preceding context contains an ambiguous word
  • Phonemes are easier to detect when the preceding context contains an ambiguous word

4. What is an issue with phoneme monitering tasks?

  • Dont accurately measure activation
  • Sensitive to variables other than ambiguity
  • Too sensitive to ambiguity
  • Temporally too slow

5. 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

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