Report Perception Experiment

Kremer, Gerhard (2009) Report Perception Experiment. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This is a follow-up experiment investigating the cognitive salience of 6 semantic relation types (category, part, quality, function, behaviour, location) for a set of 50 concrete concepts from 10 concept classes (mammals, bird, fruit, vegetables, body parts, clothing, implement, vehicle, furniture, building). Concepts and semantically related words were based on those produced in a preceding feature production experiment. The aim was to find out if the concept-class-specific relation types found in the production experiment could be confirmed in the perception experiment. Reaction times and error responses for presented word stimuli pairs were analysed using a mixed effects model and by visualising RT and error differences for each combination of concept class and relation type. Results for perception were not perfectly conform with those of production, but confirmed that cognitively salient semantic relation types are concept-class-specific.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Cognitive and education sciences
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics (General) > P0037 Psycholinguistics
    B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF309 Cognition. Perception. Intuition
    B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF180 Experimental psychology
    Uncontrolled Keywords: semantic relations, feature verification, cognitive salience, mixed effects model
    Additional Information: Reference to the related preceding experiment: Kremer, G., Abel, A., and Baroni, M. (2008). Cognitively Salient Relations for Multilingual Lexicography. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon (COGALEX 2008), pages 94–101, Manchester, United Kingdom. Coling 2008 Organizing Committee.
    Repository staff approval on: 13 Apr 2010

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