14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)
San Francisco, CA, USA
Word familiarity effects on lexical decision times and recognition scores were investigated for two sets of 100 spoken Japanese words whose familiarity ratings ranged from middle (4.0) to high (7.0) taken from a recently-developed word familiarity database containing about 80,000 Japanese words. The results showed that the higher the word familiarity rating is, the shorter the reaction time is, and that the higher the word familiarity is, the higher the recognition score is at all signal-to-noise ratios of -5.0, -2.5, 0.0, and 2.5 dB, and also at no noise. The results showed that the word familiarity has a strong effect on spoken word recognition in Japanese as seen in English.
Bibliographic reference. Amano, Shigeaki / Kondo, Tadahisa / Kato, Kazumi (1999): "Familiarity effect on spoken word recognition in Japanese", In ICPhS-14, 873-876.