By Nan Jiang
CH 1: Introducing response Time examine. CH 2: easy ideas and normal instructions. CH three: Lexical and Phonological initiatives. CH four: Semantic initiatives. CH five: Sentence-Based initiatives. Appendix A: instructional for DMDX
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A good Discussion section allows readers to appreciate the importance of the findings, to understand how the results can and should be interpreted, and to see how this topic can be further explored in the future. Research findings become useful when they are shared with the rest of the research community. Presenting them at a conference allows one not only to share the findings with others but also to receive feedback from them. Publication in a scholarly journal is the ultimate way for the findings to become part of shared knowledge among scholars interested in the same issues.
The two sets are matched for length and lexical frequency. We assume that, in performing grammaticality judgment, participants have to analyze the phrases in order to decide if they are grammatical. However, if formulaic expressions are stored holistically, more or less like lexical units, then a positive response can be generated once it is located in the lexicon. Grammatical analysis can thus be bypassed. This should lead to a faster RT for formulaic expressions in comparison to non-formulaic phrases.
First, it gives you a sense of what has been done on this topic so that you can make well-informed decisions regarding whether to pursue the topic and how to approach it. It is not uncommon to have a good idea for a project, but then find out later that someone has already published something along that line. If you find out that no-one has done exactly what you hope to do and decide to proceed with the project, reading these related studies also helps you consider how your study is different from them and what is the unique contribution of your study.
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