Article published in:What is a verb? – Linguistic, psycholinguistic and developmental perspectives on verbs in Germanic and Semitic languages
Edited by Eva Smolka and Dorit Ravid
[The Mental Lexicon 14:2] 2019
► pp. 298–318
Aufhören (‘stop’) activates hören (‘hear’) but not Musik (‘music’)
The difference between lexical and semantic processing of German particle verbs
This study examines whether the lexical processing of German particle verbs differs from their processing in a semantic network. To this end, we explored whether the processing of particle verbs induces access to the stem (Experiment 1) and to a semantic associate of the stem (Experiment 2). In two cross-modal priming experiments, participants listened to particle verbs that were (a) semantically transparent (e.g. anhören, ‘listen to’), (b) semantically opaque (e.g. aufhören, ‘stop’), or (c) form-related (e.g. aushöhlen, ‘mold’) with respect to their stem (e.g., hören, ‘hear’). Participants made lexical decisions about visually presented stems (e.g., hören, ‘hear’) and about semantic associates to the stem (e.g., Musik, ‘music’) in Experiments 1 and 2, respectively.Relative to form controls, semantically transparent and opaque particle verbs induced equivalent stem priming (Experiment 1), indicating that the lexical processing of particle verbs occurs via the stem regardless of semantic transparency. However, neither semantically transparent nor opaque particle verbs primed semantic associates of the stem (Experiment 2). These findings indicate that stem access during lexical processing does not extend to a semantic level where the meaning of the stem is processed. We discuss these findings regarding present models of lexical processing.
Keywords: morphological priming, semantic priming, semantic associations, semantic transparency, lexical processing, lexical representation, stem priming, particle verbs, complex verbs
Published online: 15 January 2020
Baayen, R. H., Davidson, D. J., & Bates, D. M.
Baayen, R. H., & Milin, P.
Baayen, R. H., Piepenbrock, R., & van Rijn, H.
Baayen, R. H., & Smolka, E.
Bodner, G. E., & Masson, M. E. J.
Boersma, P., & Weenink, D.
(2009) Praat: Doing phonetics by computer. Amsterdam. Retrieved from http://www.praat.org/
Brunel, N., & Lavigne, F.
Collins, A. M., & Loftus, E. F.
De Grauwe, S., Lemhöfer, K., & Schriefers, H.
Dell, G. S.
Diependaele, K., Sandra, D., & Grainger, J.
Feldman, L. B., Barac-Cikoja, D., & Kostić, A.
Feldman, L. B., & Larabee, J.
Feldman, L. B., & Soltano, E. G.
Fickel, J. & Smolka, E.
(2014) The processing of German stems in zero derivation, Umlaut, and Ablaut. International Conference on the Cross-Linguistic Comparison of Indo-Germanic and Semitic Languages (CoGS), Konstanz, Germany.
Fleischer, W., & Barz, I.
Gonnerman, L. M., Seidenberg, M. S., & Andersen, E. S.
Günther, F., Smolka, E., & Marelli, M.
Ji, H., Gagné, C. L., & Spalding, T. L.
Longtin, C., Segui, J., & Hallé, P.
Marslen-Wilson, W., Tyler, L. K., Waksler, R., & Older, L.
Milin, P., Smolka, E., & Feldman, L. B.
Pastizzo, M. J., & Feldman, L. B.
Rastle, K., Davis, M. H., Marslen-Wilson, W., & Tyler, L. K.
Rueckl, J. G., & Galantucci, B.
Smolka, E., Gondan, M., & Rösler, F.
Smolka, E., Komlósi, S., & Rösler, F.
Smolka, E., & Libben, G.
Smolka, E., Libben, G., & Dressler, W. U.
Smolka, E., & Eulitz, C.
Smolka, E., Preller, K., & Eulitz, C.
Taft, M., & Forster, K. I.
Taft, M., & Nguyen-Hoan, M.
Xu, J., & Taft, M.
Zwitserlood, P., Bolwiender, A., & Drews, E.
Cited by 1 other publications
Creemers, Ava & David Embick
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 04 november 2021. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.