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    Question Lexical decision and Lexical selection

    hello,
    what's difference between lexical decision and lexical selection?

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    Default Re: Lexical decision and Lexical selection

    Quote Originally Posted by taghavi View Post
    hello,
    what's difference between lexical decision and lexical selection?
    Without more context, they sound like the same thing - choosing which word to use.

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    Default Re: Lexical decision and Lexical selection

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Without more context, they sound like the same thing - choosing which word to use.
    Thank you I found the difference.

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    Default Re: Lexical decision and Lexical selection

    I haven't understand.What is the difference between them?

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    Default Re: Lexical decision and Lexical selection

    Quote Originally Posted by taghavi View Post
    Thank you I found the difference.
    Would you like to share, now that you have us interested?

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    Default Re: Lexical decision and Lexical selection

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Would you like to share, now that you have us interested?
    Of course, I found it in Fromkin's book again. She wrote in chapter 12 about "lexical decision" explaining you refer to your mental lexicon when you, for exapmle, hear a word port then either harbor and wine will prime the word port which is near to your mind.
    In fact, all meanings represented by a phonological form in our mental lexicon will be stimulated.

    And about "lexical selection", we try to express our thoughts through words in the lexicon, we may make an incorrect lexical selection based on partial similiarity of meanings.
    Blending can illustrate lexical selection, we may select two or more words to express our thoughts and instead of deciding between them like frown/scowl= frowl.

    As far as I understand, "Lexical decision" leads to either correct or wrong word. But 'Lexical selection" always leads to an incorrect selection.

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