Creating names for things

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Ten subjects rendered names for each of 168 novel entities. The entities were quite varied. Naming "strategies" in this task situation were assessed with several dependent measures: (1) the structural form of the name expression (compound noun, lexically modified noun, etc.), (2) the content analysis of the name (i.e., into morphological patterns that directly convey content properties of referents), (3) statistical measures (number of syllables), and (4) comments and ratings elicited from participants. Several general strategies were induced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-455
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Psycholinguistic Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Psychology(all)


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