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The word frequency effect and lexical access

Published inNeuropsychologia, vol. 20, no. 6, p. 615-627
Publication date1982

Some recent experiments suggest that only open class words show a frequency effect. Closed class items are accessed independently of their frequency. We carried out five experiments to test the validity of this hypothesis for the French language. All our results suggest that the frequency effect applies equally well to the open and closed class items.

  • France
  • Humans
  • Language
  • Memory
  • Mental Recall
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Reaction Time
  • Reading
  • Semantics
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
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SEGUI, Juan et al. The word frequency effect and lexical access. In: Neuropsychologia, 1982, vol. 20, n° 6, p. 615–627. doi: 10.1016/0028-3932(82)90061-6
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