Advance planning in written and spoken sentence production

Roeser, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-4463-0923, Torrance, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-5305-4315 and Baguley, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-0477-2492, 2019. Advance planning in written and spoken sentence production. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 45 (11), pp. 1983-2009. ISSN 0278-7393

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Response onset latencies for sentences that start with a conjoined noun phrase are typically longer than for sentences starting with a simple noun phrase. This suggests that advance planning has phrasal scope, which may or may not be lexically driven. All previous studies have involved spoken production, leaving open the possibility that effects are, in part, modality-specific. In three image-description experiments (Ns = 32) subjects produced sentences with conjoined (e.g. Peter and the hat) and simple initial noun phrases (e.g. Peter) in both speech and writing. Production onset latencies and participants’ eye movements were recorded. Ease of lexical retrieval of sentences’ second noun was assessed by manipulating codability (Experiment 1) and by gaze-contingent name priming (Experiments 2 and 3). Findings confirmed a modality-independent phrasal scope for advance planning but did not support obligatory lexical retrieval beyond the sentence-initial noun. This research represents the first direct experimental comparison of sentence planning in speech and writing.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Advance planning in writing and speech [running head]
Publication Title: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Creators: Roeser, J., Torrance, M. and Baguley, T.
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Date: 1 November 2019
Volume: 45
Number: 11
ISSN: 0278-7393
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 22 Nov 2018 14:15
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2020 08:42

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