Lexical processing in simplified Chinese: an investigation using a new large-scale lexical database

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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10900/73217
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-732177
http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-14627
Dokumentart: Dissertation
Date: 2018-11-30
Language: English
Faculty: 5 Philosophische Fakultät
Department: Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft
Advisor: Baayen, Harald (Prof. Dr.)
Day of Oral Examination: 2016-11-07
DDC Classifikation: 400 - Language and Linguistics
Keywords: Linguistik , Psycholinguistik , Datenbank , Chinesisch
Other Keywords:
psycholinguistics
eye-tracking
word naming
Mandarin Chinese
database
Chinese Lexical Database
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Abstract:

This dissertation presents a new large-scale lexical database for simplified Chinese, the Chinese Lexical Database (CLD). The CLD contains a large number of categorical and numerical lexical variables for 30,000 one and two character words, and can be used for the design and analysis of psycholinguistic experiments in simplified Chinese. The predictive power of the lexical variables in the CLD is explored through two experiments: a word naming experiment and a phrase reading experiment. The analysis of the experimental data revealed effects of a wide range of lexical predictors on lexical processing at the character level, the word level, and the phrase level - including hitherto unobserved effects of information-theoretic measures that describe the combinatorial properties of linguistic units.

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