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Perceptual fluency and lexical access for function versus content words

  • Sidney J. Segalowitz (a1) and Korri Lane (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 April 2004

By examining single-word reading times (in full sentences read for meaning), we show that (1) function words are accessed faster than content words, independent of perceptual characteristics; (2) previous failures to show this involved problems of frequency range and task used; and (3) these differences in lexical access are related to perceptual fluency. We relate these findings to issues in the literature on event-related potentials (ERPs) and neurolinguistics.

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