Chinese Emotional Two-character Word Processing in Sentence Reading


  • Jiaming Fang Dalian University of Technology
  • Degao Li Qufu Normal University
  • Shuo Cao Dalian University of Technology



emotion, affective sentence, Chinese two-character word, reversible word


Compared to the processing of the words alone, the processing of Chinese two-character words in sentences will be closer to a natural scenario, and the understanding of the sentence will be influenced by both linguistic contexts and the non-linguistic contexts. This study, in a moving-window self-paced word-by-word sentence reading task, experimentally explored the processing of Chinese sentences with emotional two-character words using reversible words and reaction time as materials and index respectively. The experimental results showed that emotional words may facilitate the processing of its following two words; there might exist subsequent processing in the third word behind the emotional word; there might exist lexical access and whole-word access, processing of morpheme positioned information in the processing of Chinese two-character words in sentence reading; the processing of Chinese two-character words may be similar with that of word alone. This study expands the research of Chinese emotional two-character words processing.

Author Biographies

Jiaming Fang, Dalian University of Technology

School of Foreign Language

Degao Li, Qufu Normal University

College of Chinese Language and Literature

Shuo Cao, Dalian University of Technology

School of Foreign Language


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