Effects of Sublexical Frequency and Meaning in Prefixed Words

  • Harold T. Nefs
  • Egbert M. H. Assink
  • Paul P. N. A. Knuijt
Part of the Neuropsychology and Cognition book series (NPCO, volume 22)


Since the early seventies, when Taft and Forster (1975) started their research, the question has been raised how morphologically complex words are recognized by skilled and beginning readers. Several morphological word processing models have been proposed. Broadly speaking, three frameworks can be distinguished: the Prelexical Morphological Decomposition model (Taft & Forster, 1975), the full-listing model (Butterworth, 1983; Henderson, 1985), and the interactive models (AAM model (Caramazza, Laudanna & Romani, 1988), and the Interactive Activation model (Taft, 1994)).


Response Latency Skilled Reader Real Word Visual Word Recognition Complex Word 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold T. Nefs
    • 1
  • Egbert M. H. Assink
    • 1
  • Paul P. N. A. Knuijt
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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