- vol.7, no.2, pp.175-179, 2006-12-15
Yamazaki et al. (1997) demonstrated that age-of-acquisition in spoken and written formatshad a stronger effect on the naming latency of single Kanji words than any other variableincluding familiarity, frequency, imageability, and so on. The present research was designedto reanalyzed Yamazaki et al.'s data restricted to single Kanji words learned in the first tosixth year of elementary school, using the ratings of spoken age-of-acquisition and familiaritytaken from Suzuki (2005). This analysis showed that familiarity exerted a stronger independenteffect on naminig latency than age-of-acquisition.