Corrigendum to “The linguistic looming effect” [J. Memory Lang. 114 (2020) 104147] (Journal of Memory and Language (2020) 114, (S0749596X20300619), (10.1016/j.jml.2020.104147))

Antonio M. Díez-Álamo, Arthur M. Glenberg, Emiliano Díez, María A. Alonso, Angel Fernandez

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The authors regret minor numerical errors in the analysis of the reading times in the second paragraph of the “Complementary analyses and discussion of results” section (pp. 6–7). This was due to a mistake in the way the data from Experiments 1, 2 and 3 were merged for the analysis. Importantly, the errors consist of only small numerical variations that do not alter the pattern of statistical significance of any of the effects described, nor any description or conclusion in the article. All descriptive statistics are correct. The corrected paragraph is as follows: “The analysis of the RTs revealed a main effect of sentence direction [β = 48.59, t (237.49) = 4.96, p < .001]. Again, the toward sentences were processed faster (M = 1550 ms) than the away sentences (M = 1596 ms), constituting evidence for the LLE. In addition, the interaction between sentence direction and sentence type was significant [β = −36.54, t (8232.07) = −2.36, p = .018], suggesting that, although the toward sentences were generally processed faster than the away ones, this difference was greater in the subset of concrete phrases than in the abstract subset. Importantly, the interaction between sentence direction and response direction (i.e., the ACE), despite the substantial increment in statistical power, was not significant [β = −10.63, t (8230.49) = −.69, p = .492]. The analysis on the accuracy data in the judgments task did not reveal any significant effect.”. The authors apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number104166
JournalJournal of Memory and Language
StatePublished - Dec 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Artificial Intelligence


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