A study of the cuessing frequencies for 'homographic' nonsense words with experimentally produced meanings

Publication Year:
1970
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Repository URL:
https://preserve.lehigh.edu/etd/3803
Author(s):
Reisner, Phyllis
Tags:
Psychology
thesis / dissertation description
Words that an individual has experienced frequently are recognized more easily, when presented very briefly or in a noisy backgound. than words experienced less frequently. This word frequency effect has been shown for a variety of verbal materials. In a recent experiment using homographic English words, by Rubenstein, Garfield and Millikan, however, an anomolous result was observed.