1887
Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN 1387-6732
  • E-ISSN: 1570-6001
USD
Buy:$35.00 + Taxes

Abstract

During the last few decades, empirical research on reading has shown increasing interest in syllable units. More recently, stress assignment has become a particular focus of interest. The relation between syllables and stress, however, has yet to be investigated for Italian. In this paper, we describe a new database, STRESYL, that can help researchers to investigate the relation between syllables and stress in Italian. STRESYL offers type and token measures relating stress information to syllable units, both in terms of syllable forms and syllabic structures.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1075/wll.20.1.05sul
2017-10-06
2019-10-24
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

References

  1. Balota, David A. , Melvin J. Yap , Keith A. Hutchison , Michael J. Cortese , Brett Kessler , Bjorn Loftis , James H. Neely , Douglas L. Nelson , Greg B. Simpson , & Rebecca Treiman
    (2007) The English lexicon project. Behavior Research Methods39: 445–459. doi: 10.3758/BF03193014
    https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03193014 [Google Scholar]
  2. Bellocchi, Stephanie , Paola Bonifacci & Cristina Burani
    (2016) Lexicality, frequency and stress assignment effects in bilingual children reading Italian as a second language. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition19: 89–105. doi: 10.1017/S1366728914000297
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S1366728914000297 [Google Scholar]
  3. Berent, Iris & Michal Marom
    (2005) Skeletal structure of printed words: Evidence from the Stroop task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance31: 328–338.
    [Google Scholar]
  4. Bertinetto, Pier Marco , Cristina Burani , Alessandro Laudanna , Lucia Marconi , Daniela Ratti , Claudia Rolando & Anna M. Thornton
    (2005) Corpus e Lessico di frequenza dell’italiano scritto (CoLFIS) [CoLFIS. Corpus and frequency lexicon of written Italian]. Retrieved fromwww.istc.cnr.it/material/database/ colfis/index_eng.shtml
  5. Blevins, Juliette
    (1995) The syllable in phonological theory. In John A. Goldsmith (ed.), The handbook of phonological theory, 206–244. Oxford: Blackwell.
    [Google Scholar]
  6. Burani, Cristina & Lisa S. Arduino
    (2004) Stress regularity or consistency? Reading aloud Italian polysyllables with different stress patterns. Brain and Language90: 318–325. doi: 10.1016/S0093‑934X(03)00444‑9
    https://doi.org/10.1016/S0093-934X(03)00444-9 [Google Scholar]
  7. Burani, Cristina , Laura Barca & Andrew W. Ellis
    (2006) Orthographic complexity and word naming in Italian: Some words are more transparent than others. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review13: 346–352. doi: 10.3758/BF03193855
    https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03193855 [Google Scholar]
  8. Burani, Cristina & Rosaria Cafiero
    (1991) The role of sub-syllabic structure in lexical access to printed words. Psychological Research53: 42–52. doi: 10.1007/BF00867331
    https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00867331 [Google Scholar]
  9. Burani, Cristina , Despina Paizi & Simone Sulpizio
    (2014) Stress assignment in reading Italian: Friendship outweighs dominance. Memory & Cognition42: 662–675. doi: 10.3758/s13421‑013‑0379‑5
    https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-013-0379-5 [Google Scholar]
  10. Carreiras, Manuel , Carlos J. Alvarez & Manuel De Vega
    (1993) Syllable frequency and visual word recognition in Spanish. Journal of Memory and Language32: 766–780. doi: 10.1006/jmla.1993.1038
    https://doi.org/10.1006/jmla.1993.1038 [Google Scholar]
  11. Carreiras, Manuel , Andrea Mechelli & Cathy J. Price
    (2006) Effect of word and syllable frequency on activation during lexical decision and reading aloud. Human brain mapping27: 963–972. doi: 10.1002/hbm.20236
    https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.20236 [Google Scholar]
  12. Chetail, Fabienne , Cécile Colin & Alain Content
    (2012) Electrophysiological markers of syllable frequency during written word recognition in French. Neuropsychologia50: 3429–3439. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.09.044
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.09.044 [Google Scholar]
  13. Chetail, Fabienne , Michele Scaltritti & Alain Content
    (2014) Effect of the consonant – vowel structure of written words in Italian. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology67: 833–842. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2014.898668
    https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2014.898668 [Google Scholar]
  14. Cholin, Joana , Gary S. Dell & Willem JM Levelt
    (2011) Planning and articulation in incremental word production: Syllable-frequency effects in English. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition37: 109–122.
    [Google Scholar]
  15. Clashen, Harald
    (1999) Lexical entries and rules of language: A multidisciplinary study of German inflection. Behavioral & Brain Sciences22: 991–1060.
    [Google Scholar]
  16. Colombo, Lucia (1992) Lexical stress effect and its interaction with frequency in word pronunciation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance18: 987–1003.
    [Google Scholar]
  17. Colombo, Lucia & Simone Sulpizio
    (2015) When orthography is not enough: The effect of lexical stress in lexical decision. Memory & Cognition43: 811–824. doi: 10.3758/s13421‑015‑0506‑6
    https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-015-0506-6 [Google Scholar]
  18. Conrad, Markus , Manuel Carreiras & Arthur M. Jacobs
    (2008) Contrasting effects of token and type syllable frequency in lexical decision. Language and Cognitive Processes23: 296–326. doi: 10.1080/01690960701571570
    https://doi.org/10.1080/01690960701571570 [Google Scholar]
  19. Conrad, Markus , Jonathan Grainger & Arthur M. Jacobs
    (2007) Phonology as the source of syllable frequency effects in visual word recognition: Evidence from French. Memory & Cognition35: 974–983. doi: 10.3758/BF03193470
    https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03193470 [Google Scholar]
  20. Conrad, Markus & Arthur M. Jacobs
    (2004) Replicating syllable frequency effects in Spanish in German: One more challenge to computational models of visual word recognition. Language and Cognitive Processes19: 369–390. doi: 10.1080/01690960344000224
    https://doi.org/10.1080/01690960344000224 [Google Scholar]
  21. Conrad, Markus , Sascha Tamm , Manuel Carreiras & Arthur M. Jacobs
    (2010) Simulating syllable frequency effects within an interactive activation framework. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology22: 861–893. doi: 10.1080/09541440903356777
    https://doi.org/10.1080/09541440903356777 [Google Scholar]
  22. Cutler, Anne
    (2005) Lexical Stress. In David B. Pisoni & Robert E. Remez (eds.), The handbook of speech perception, 264–289. Oxford: Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9780470757024.ch11
    https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470757024.ch11 [Google Scholar]
  23. Davis, Colin J. & Manuel Perea
    (2005) BuscaPalabras: A program for deriving orthographic and phonological neighborhood statistics and other psycholinguistic indices in Spanish. Behavior Research Methods37: 665–671. doi: 10.3758/BF03192738
    https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03192738 [Google Scholar]
  24. De Coster, Isabelle , Nathalie Baidak , Akvile Motiejunaite & Sogol Noorani
    (2011) Teaching Reading in Europe: Contexts, Policies and Practices. Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission. Available fromEU Bookshop.
    [Google Scholar]
  25. del Prado, Martı́n , Fermı́n Moscoso , Mirjam Ernestus & R. Harald Baayen
    (2004) Do type and token effects reflect different mechanisms? Connectionist modeling of Dutch past-tense formation and final devoicing. Brain and language90: 287–298. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2003.12.002
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2003.12.002 [Google Scholar]
  26. D’Imperio, Mariapaola & Sam Rosenthall
    (1999) Phonetics and phonology of main stress in Italian. Phonology16: 1–28. doi: 10.1017/S0952675799003681
    https://doi.org/10.1017/S0952675799003681 [Google Scholar]
  27. Ferrand, Ludovic & Boris New
    (2003) Syllabic length effects in visual word recognition and naming. Acta Psychologica113: 167–183. doi: 10.1016/S0001‑6918(03)00031‑3
    https://doi.org/10.1016/S0001-6918(03)00031-3 [Google Scholar]
  28. Goldsmith, John
    (2011) The syllable. In John Goldsmith , Jason Riggle & Alan C. L. Yu (eds.), The handbook of phonological theory, 164–196. Oxford: Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781444343069.ch6
    https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444343069.ch6 [Google Scholar]
  29. Goslin, Jeremy , Claudia Galluzzi & Cristina Romani
    (2014) PhonItalia: a phonological lexicon for Italian. Behavior research methods46: 872–886. Retrieved fromphonitalia.org/
    [Google Scholar]
  30. Hayes, Bruce
    (1995) Metrical stress theory: Principles and case studies. University of Chicago Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  31. Jouravlev, Olessia & Stephen J. Lupker
    (2014) Stress consistency and stress regularity effects in Russian. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience29: 605–619. doi: 10.1080/01690965.2013.813562
    https://doi.org/10.1080/01690965.2013.813562 [Google Scholar]
  32. Krämer, Martin
    (2009) The phonology of Italian. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  33. Laganaro, Marina & F.-Xavier Alario
    (2006) On the locus of the syllable frequency effect in speech production. Journal of Memory and Language55: 178–196. doi: 10.1016/j.jml.2006.05.001
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2006.05.001 [Google Scholar]
  34. Mahé, Gwendoline , Anne Bonnefond & Nadège Doignon-Camus
    (2014) The time course of the syllable frequency effect in visual word recognition: Evidence for both facilitatory and inhibitory effects in French. Reading and Writing27: 171–187. doi: 10.1007/s11145‑013‑9438‑3
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s11145-013-9438-3 [Google Scholar]
  35. Marom, Michal & Iris Berent
    (2010) “Phonological constraints on the assembly of skeletal structure in reading. Journal of psycholinguistic research39: 67–88. doi: 10.1007/s10936‑009‑9126‑2
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10936-009-9126-2 [Google Scholar]
  36. Németh, László (2006) Automatic non-standard hyphenation in OpenOffice.org. TUGboat, 27, 32–37.
    [Google Scholar]
  37. Perret, Cyril , Laurence Schneider , Géraldine Dayer & Marina Laganaro
    (2014) Convergences and divergences between neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic data in the study of phonological and phonetic encoding: A parallel investigation of syllable frequency effects in brain-damaged and healthy speakers. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience29: 714–727. doi: 10.1080/01690965.2012.678368
    https://doi.org/10.1080/01690965.2012.678368 [Google Scholar]
  38. Perry, Conrad , Johannes C. Ziegler & Marco Zorzi
    (2010) Beyond single syllables: Large-scale modeling of reading aloud with the Connectionist Dual Process (CDP++) model. Cognitive Psychology61: 106–151. doi: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2010.04.001
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogpsych.2010.04.001 [Google Scholar]
  39. (2014) CDP++.Italian: Modelling sublexical and supralexical inconsistency in a shallow orthography. PloS one9: e94291. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094291
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0094291 [Google Scholar]
  40. Primativo, Silvia , Pasquale Rinaldi , Shaunna O’Brien , Despina Paizi , Lisa S. Arduino & Cristina Burani
    (2013) Bilingual vocabulary size and lexical reading in Italian. Acta Psychologica144: 554–562. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.09.011
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.09.011 [Google Scholar]
  41. Ševa, Nava , Padraic Monaghan & Joanne Arciuli
    (2009) Stressing what is important: Orthographic cues and lexical stress assignment. Journal of Neurolinguistics22: 237–249. doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2008.09.002
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroling.2008.09.002 [Google Scholar]
  42. Spinelli, Giacomo , Simone Sulpizio & Cristina Burani
    (2016) Q2Stress: A database for multiple cues to stress assignment in Italian. Behavior Research Methods, 1–14. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.3758/s13428‑016‑0845‑7
    https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-016-0845-7 [Google Scholar]
  43. Stella, Vitantonio & Remo Job
    (2001) The PD/DPSS syllables. A database on syllable frequency in written Italian. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia28: 633–639. Retrieved fromwww.dpss.unipd.it/materiali-e-strumenti-di-ricerca
    [Google Scholar]
  44. Sulpizio, Simone , Lisa S. Arduino , Despina Paizi & Cristina Burani
    (2013) Stress assignment in reading Italian polysyllabic pseudowords. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition39: 51–68.
    [Google Scholar]
  45. Sulpizio, Simone & Lucia Colombo
    (2013) Lexical stress, frequency, and stress neighbourhood effects in the early stages of Italian reading development. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology66: 2073–2084. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2013.785577
    https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2013.785577 [Google Scholar]
  46. Sulpizio, Simone & Remo Job
    (2010) Effect of syllable frequency in speech production and visual word recognition: evidence from Italian. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia37: 707–718.
    [Google Scholar]
  47. (2013) Syllable frequency and stress priming interact in reading Italian aloud. In Markus Knauff , Michael Pauen , Natalie Sebanz & Ipke Wachsmuth (eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1402–1407. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
    [Google Scholar]
  48. Sulpizio, Simone & James M. McQueen
    (2012) Italians use abstract knowledge about lexical stress during spoken-word recognition. Journal of Memory and Language66: 177–193. doi: 10.1016/j.jml.2011.08.001
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2011.08.001 [Google Scholar]
  49. Sulpizio, Simone , Giacomo Spinelli & Cristina Burani
    (2015) Stress affects articulation planning in reading aloud. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance41: 453–461.
    [Google Scholar]
  50. Thornton, Anna M. , Claudio Iacobini & Cristina Burani
    (1997) BDVBD. Una base di dati sul vocabolario di base della lingua italiana [BDVDB: A database for the Italian basic dictionary]. Roma: Bulzoni.
    [Google Scholar]
  51. Vio, Claudio & Maria L. Tretti
    (2008) Il trattamento del disturbo della lettura. Evidenze dell’efficacia di un intervento di automatizzazione della decodifica attraverso il software abilitativo Occhio alla lettera [Treating dyslexia: Evidence regarding the effectiveness of a decoding automatization treatment using Occhio alla lettera (‘Watch the letter’) software]. Dislessia12: 289–300.
    [Google Scholar]
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1075/wll.20.1.05sul
Loading
/content/journals/10.1075/wll.20.1.05sul
Loading

Data & Media loading...

  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): database , Italian orthography , stress , syllabic structure and syllable

Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error