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Tag: Age of Acquisition

An eye movement corpus study of the age-of-acquisition effect

Published in:¬†Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Volume 24, Issue 6, December 2017, 1915-1921 Abstract “In the present study, we investigated the effects of word-level age of acquisition (AoA) on natural reading. Previous studies, using multiple language modalities, showed that earlier-learned words are recognized, read, spoken, and responded to faster than words learned later in life. Until now, in visual word recognition the experimental materials were limited to single-word or sentence studies. We analyzed the data of the Ghent Eye-tracking Corpus (GECO;¬†Cop, Dirix, Drieghe, & Duyck, in press), an eyetracking corpus of participants reading an entire novel, resulting in the first eye… Read More