Morphological Processing of Compounds, Behavioral studies
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1. Introduction

Chinese compounds are words containing two or more root morphemes. Compound processing involves the real-time lexical access of compounds in comprehension and production by normal adults. This lemma focuses on behavioral studies (for neurological studies, see Neuroimaging studies: Morphological processing of Chinese compounds; the focus on compounds is necessitated by the paucity of processing studies on…

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James MYERS, “Morphological Processing of Compounds, Behavioral studies”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 27 April 2017 <>
First published online: 2015

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