Can You Say My Name? Effects of Phonological Fluency on Memory of Nonword Brand Names

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Whereas brand name research has focused on the semantic meaning or sounds of names, processing fluency lends further support to the idea that meaning goes beyond semantics. Extant research has shown that phonological fluency, i.e., the ease or difficulty with which people pronounce names, can affect their judgments of people and objects. We extend this research by investigating the effect of phonological fluency on recognition and recall of novel non-word brand names in three laboratory experiments. The results provide us with a more fine-grained idea of fluency effects on memory of non-word brand names.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2015
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventFrench-Austrian-German Workshop on Consumer Behaviour: Context Matters! - Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
Duration: 26 Nov 201527 Nov 2015


WorkshopFrench-Austrian-German Workshop on Consumer Behaviour
LocationUniversität Bayreuth
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