2007-09-30Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1080/17470210701560724
Enhanced phonological facilitation and traces of concurrent word form activation in speech production
An object-naming study with multiple distractors
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II
In the present study, we extended the classic picture–word interference paradigm by the presentation of multiple distractor words (Experiment 1) to reexamine whether the word forms of semantic alternatives receive activation in the course of object naming. Experiment 2 showed that phonological facilitation can be magnified by the presentation of multiple words that share overlapping initial and final segments with the target name. Experiments 3 and 4 tested for traces of nontarget phonological activation with multiple distractors, which enhances the chances of detecting such effects. These experiments revealed a consistent pattern of interference effects induced by words that were related to a semantic category member, consistent with theories assuming phonological activation of nontarget alternatives.