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Tag: Character Frequency

The effect of character contextual diversity on eye movements in Chinese sentence reading

Published in:¬†Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Volume 24, Issue 6, December 2017, 1971-1979 Abstract “Chen, Huang, et al. (Psychonomic Bulletin & Review,¬†2017) found that when reading two-character Chinese words embedded in sentence contexts, contextual diversity (CD), a measure of the proportion of texts in which a word appears, affected fixation times to words. When CD is controlled, however, frequency did not affect reading times. Two experiments used the same experimental designs to examine whether there are frequency effects of the first character of two-character words when CD is controlled. In Experiment¬†1, yoked triples of characters from a control group, a group… Read More