Lexical and sentential priming of ambiguous words

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This paper examined the priming effects of the sentential context and other lexical factors in the processing of ambiguous words. A cross-modal naming task was employed in which listeners named aloud a visual probe as fast as they could, at a pre-designated point upon hearing the sentence, which ended with a spoken Chinese homophone. Results from the experiment in general support the context-dependency hypothesis that selection of the appropriate meaning of an ambiguous word depends on the simultaneous interaction of both sentential and lexical information during lexical access. Copyright © 2008 Psychologia Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-205
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008


Yip, M. C. W. (2008). Lexical and sentential priming of ambiguous words. Psychologia, 51(3), 196-205.


  • Chinese homophones
  • Context effects
  • Lexical access
  • Lexical priming


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