Phonological-orthographic consistency for Japanese words and its impact on visual and auditory word recognition

Yasushi Hino, Yuu Kusunose, Shinobu Miyamura, Stephen J. Lupker

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

In most models of word processing, the degrees of consistency in the mappings between orthographic, phonological, and semantic representations are hypothesized to affect reading time. Following Hino, Miyamura, and Lupker's (2011) examination of the orthographic-phonological (O-P) and orthographic-semantic (O-S) consistency for 1,114 Japanese words (339 katakana and 775 kanji words), in the present research, we initially attempted to measure the phonological-orthographic (P-O) consistency for those same words. In contrast to the O-P and O-S consistencies, which were equivalent for kanji and katakana words, the P-O relationships were much more inconsistent for the kanji words than for the katakana words. The impact of kanji words' P-O consistency was then examined in both visual and auditory word recognition tasks. Although there was no effect of P-O consistency in the standard visual lexical-decision task, significant effects were detected in a lexical-decision task with auditory stimuli, in a perceptual identification task using masked visual stimuli, and in a lexical-decision task with degraded visual stimuli. The implications of these results are discussed in terms of the impact of P-O consistency in auditory and visual word recognition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-146
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

Fingerprint

Semantics
Word Processing
Reading
Research
Orthographic
Visual Word Recognition
Auditory Word Recognition
Japanese Words
Kanji

Keywords

  • Japanese kana words
  • Japanese kanji words
  • Orthographic-phonological interaction
  • Phonological-orthographic consistency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

Cite this

Phonological-orthographic consistency for Japanese words and its impact on visual and auditory word recognition. / Hino, Yasushi; Kusunose, Yuu; Miyamura, Shinobu; Lupker, Stephen J.

In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Vol. 43, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 126-146.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{035a1a94286d4597b0a4fe8e62a1c25f,
title = "Phonological-orthographic consistency for Japanese words and its impact on visual and auditory word recognition",
abstract = "In most models of word processing, the degrees of consistency in the mappings between orthographic, phonological, and semantic representations are hypothesized to affect reading time. Following Hino, Miyamura, and Lupker's (2011) examination of the orthographic-phonological (O-P) and orthographic-semantic (O-S) consistency for 1,114 Japanese words (339 katakana and 775 kanji words), in the present research, we initially attempted to measure the phonological-orthographic (P-O) consistency for those same words. In contrast to the O-P and O-S consistencies, which were equivalent for kanji and katakana words, the P-O relationships were much more inconsistent for the kanji words than for the katakana words. The impact of kanji words' P-O consistency was then examined in both visual and auditory word recognition tasks. Although there was no effect of P-O consistency in the standard visual lexical-decision task, significant effects were detected in a lexical-decision task with auditory stimuli, in a perceptual identification task using masked visual stimuli, and in a lexical-decision task with degraded visual stimuli. The implications of these results are discussed in terms of the impact of P-O consistency in auditory and visual word recognition.",
keywords = "Japanese kana words, Japanese kanji words, Orthographic-phonological interaction, Phonological-orthographic consistency",
author = "Yasushi Hino and Yuu Kusunose and Shinobu Miyamura and Lupker, {Stephen J.}",
year = "2017",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1037/xhp0000281",
language = "English",
volume = "43",
pages = "126--146",
journal = "Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance",
issn = "0096-1523",
publisher = "American Psychological Association Inc.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Phonological-orthographic consistency for Japanese words and its impact on visual and auditory word recognition

AU - Hino, Yasushi

AU - Kusunose, Yuu

AU - Miyamura, Shinobu

AU - Lupker, Stephen J.

PY - 2017/1/1

Y1 - 2017/1/1

N2 - In most models of word processing, the degrees of consistency in the mappings between orthographic, phonological, and semantic representations are hypothesized to affect reading time. Following Hino, Miyamura, and Lupker's (2011) examination of the orthographic-phonological (O-P) and orthographic-semantic (O-S) consistency for 1,114 Japanese words (339 katakana and 775 kanji words), in the present research, we initially attempted to measure the phonological-orthographic (P-O) consistency for those same words. In contrast to the O-P and O-S consistencies, which were equivalent for kanji and katakana words, the P-O relationships were much more inconsistent for the kanji words than for the katakana words. The impact of kanji words' P-O consistency was then examined in both visual and auditory word recognition tasks. Although there was no effect of P-O consistency in the standard visual lexical-decision task, significant effects were detected in a lexical-decision task with auditory stimuli, in a perceptual identification task using masked visual stimuli, and in a lexical-decision task with degraded visual stimuli. The implications of these results are discussed in terms of the impact of P-O consistency in auditory and visual word recognition.

AB - In most models of word processing, the degrees of consistency in the mappings between orthographic, phonological, and semantic representations are hypothesized to affect reading time. Following Hino, Miyamura, and Lupker's (2011) examination of the orthographic-phonological (O-P) and orthographic-semantic (O-S) consistency for 1,114 Japanese words (339 katakana and 775 kanji words), in the present research, we initially attempted to measure the phonological-orthographic (P-O) consistency for those same words. In contrast to the O-P and O-S consistencies, which were equivalent for kanji and katakana words, the P-O relationships were much more inconsistent for the kanji words than for the katakana words. The impact of kanji words' P-O consistency was then examined in both visual and auditory word recognition tasks. Although there was no effect of P-O consistency in the standard visual lexical-decision task, significant effects were detected in a lexical-decision task with auditory stimuli, in a perceptual identification task using masked visual stimuli, and in a lexical-decision task with degraded visual stimuli. The implications of these results are discussed in terms of the impact of P-O consistency in auditory and visual word recognition.

KW - Japanese kana words

KW - Japanese kanji words

KW - Orthographic-phonological interaction

KW - Phonological-orthographic consistency

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85006847063&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85006847063&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1037/xhp0000281

DO - 10.1037/xhp0000281

M3 - Article

C2 - 27808550

AN - SCOPUS:85006847063

VL - 43

SP - 126

EP - 146

JO - Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

JF - Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

SN - 0096-1523

IS - 1

ER -