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Title: Semantic and phonological schema influence spoken word learning and overnight consolidation
Author: Havas, Viktória
Taylor, J. S. H.
Vaquero Zamora, Lucía
Diego Balaguer, Ruth de
Rodríguez Fornells, Antoni
Davis, Matthew H.
Keywords: Aprenentatge
Adquisició del llenguatge
Language acquisition
Issue Date: 19-Jan-2018
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: We studied the initial acquisition and overnight consolidation of new spoken words that resemble words in the native language (L1) or in an unfamiliar, non-native language (L2). Spanish-speaking participants learned the spoken forms of novel words in their native language (Spanish) or in a different language (Hungarian), which were paired with pictures of familiar or unfamiliar objects, or no picture. We thereby assessed, in a factorial way, the impact of existing knowledge (schema) on word learning by manipulating both semantic (familiar vs. unfamiliar objects) and phonological (L1- vs. L2-like novel words) familiarity. Participants were trained and tested with a 12-hour intervening period that included overnight sleep or daytime awake. Our results showed; i) benefits of sleep to recognition memory that were greater for words with L2-like phonology; ii) that learned associations with familiar but not unfamiliar pictures enhanced recognition memory for novel words. Implications for complementary systems accounts of word learning are discussed.
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It is part of: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2018, vol. 71, num. 6, p. 1469-1481
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ISSN: 1747-0218
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