Lexical and Sub-lexical Semantic Preview Benefits in Chinese Reading

Ming Yan, Wei Zhou, Hua Shu, Reinhold Kliegl

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Semantic processing from parafoveal words is an elusive phenomenon in alphabetic languages, but it has been demonstrated only for a restricted set of noncompound Chinese characters. Using the gaze-contingent boundary paradigm, this experiment examined whether parafoveal lexical and sublexical semantic information was extracted from compound preview characters. Results generalized parafoveal semantic processing to this representative set of Chinese characters and extended the parafoveal processing to radical (sublexical) level semantic information extraction. Implications for notions of parafoveal information extraction during Chinese reading are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

doi: 10.1037/a0026935

Yan, M., Zhou, W., Shu, H., & Kliegl, R. (Feb 27 , 2012). Lexical and sublexical semantic preview benefits in Chinese reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.