Chapter 12

Is Multiple Access an Artifact of Backward Priming?1

Michael K. Tanenhaus and Curt Burgess,     University of Rochester

Mark Seidenberg,     McGill University

Publisher Summary

This chapter briefly reviews the results of the cross-modal literature and evaluates the extent to which multiple access is an artifact of backward priming. In order to use lexical ambiguity as a window on the interface between context and lexical access, one needs experimental techniques that can be used to trace the availability of the information which becomes available during the word recognition process. Cross-modal lexical priming is one of the few candidates for such a methodology and it has been used extensively to study the effects of context ...

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