Процессы аффиксации в ментальном лексиконе: морфологический прайминг при орфографических изменениях в родственных глаголах русского языка.
xed and prefi
xed words have common linguistic properties and are
closely related to the base word in the mental lexicon. Whether diff
erent types of
information are important for the storage of diff
erent types of derivatives or whether
their mental organisation is similar are currently relevant questions in psycholinguistics.
My experimental data point at diff
erent ways of storing related verbs in the mental
lexicon, linked to the base word through two derivational processes. Between the stem
and the suffi
xed relative, the relationship is closer and is based on common lexical
properties, while the relationship between the stem and the prefi
x is rather formal.
I draw this conclusion on the basis of the robust morphological priming eff
ect from the
xed verb to its base even if the spelling integrity of the suffi
xed relative is violated.
This is true only in the condition of an orthographically preserved root morpheme. On
the contrary, the priming eff
ect to the base verb disappears from a related verb with an
orthographically violated prefi
x. Furthermore, both suffi
xation and prefi
xation do not
act uniformly and a closer look suggests that lexical organisation is modifi
the aspectual information of family members. This information will need to be taken
into account in future studies of verbal material of the Russian language.