Models of lexical access and morphological processing

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  • University of Konstanz
  • Department of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York Albany, NY, USA.


We differentiate between lexicon-based and learning-based models of lexical access and representation and describe how each accounts for morphological effects in early and late word recognition. Then we select from the experimental evidence with behavioral and electrophysiological measures in the lexical decision task to portray the debate about how morphologically complex words are recognized. We highlight data about inflections and derivations not only in English but also in other languages (German, Hebrew) to demonstrate how cross-linguistic comparisons can enrich models of morphological processing.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Psycholinguistics
Publication statusPublished - 2018