Age-of-Acquisition (AoA) effects in word and object naming in Turkish, using Snodgrass and Vanderwart pictures.

Raman, Ilhan ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1438-1062 (2003) Age-of-Acquisition (AoA) effects in word and object naming in Turkish, using Snodgrass and Vanderwart pictures. In: Psychonomic Society: 44th annual meeting, 6-8 November, Vancouver, Canada. . [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

Evidence to date suggests that AoA plays an important role in word naming across a range of alphabetic writing systems with a varying degree of transparency between print and sound. This is contrary to the predictions of the arbitrary mapping hypothesis (Ellis & Lambon-Ralph, 2000) which argue that AoA effects should be stronger for tasks that involve arbitrary mappings between representations than for tasks that involve consistent mappings. Independent ratings were obtained for AoA, frequency, name agreement and object familiarity from Turkish undergraduates for all items in the Snodgrass and Vanderwart (1980) line drawing set. The role of AoA was explored in atypically consistent Turkish in an object and a word naming experiment using the same subset of stimuli. The findings dispute the claim that AoA effects should be reduced for orthographies with consistent mappings between print and sound and are discussed with reference to the arbitrary mapping framework.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Language, Learning and Cognition group
Item ID: 7518
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Depositing User: Ilhan Raman
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2011 13:50
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:22
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/7518

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