Ambiguity in psycholinguistics by Joseph F. Kess

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Published by J. Benjamins B.V. in Amsterdam .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Ambiguity.,
  • Psycholinguistics.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [113]-123.

Book details

StatementJoseph F. Kess & Ronald A. Hoppe.
SeriesPragmatics & beyond,, II:4
ContributionsHoppe, Ronald A.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsP299.A46 K4 1981
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Paginationv, 123 p. ;
Number of Pages123
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3867358M
ISBN 109027225141
LC Control Number81189395

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Comprehensive answers to these questions are provided from different fields which focus on the study of language, in particular, linguistics, literary criticism, rhetoric, psycholinguistics, theology, media studies and law.

By bringing together these different disciplines, the book documents a radical change in the research on ambiguity. The two kinds of ambiguity can interact—for example, adopting noun vs. verb interpretation of man affects how one interprets the syntactic structure of a sentence containing this word.

Despite the close relationship between these two types of ambiguity, for much of the history of modern psycholinguistics they have been studied independently.

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Table of Contents Lexical Ambiguity: Perspectives From Psycholinguistics Neuropsychology & Artificial Intelligence. perceiving the ambiguity of sentences. •The perception of global structural ambiguity – that is, that a sentence can have two different meanings based on two alternative structures – illustrates the psycholinguistic information that can be obtained from metalinguistic judgments.

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Structural ambiguity can sometimes lead to some funny interpretations. This often happens in news headlines, where function words get omitted. For example, in Decemberseveral news outlets reported, “Lindsay Lohan bitten by snake on holiday in Thailand”, which led a few commentators to express surprise that snakes take holidays.

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In a new theory, they claim that ambiguity actually makes language more efficient, by allowing for the reuse of short, efficient sounds that listeners can. Psycholinguistics – How We Process Language I. Language Processing A. psycholinguistics = the study of language processing mechanisms. Psycholinguistics like to study how word meaning, sentence meaning, and discourse meaning are computed and represented in the mind.

Kess, F. and Hoppe, A. said in their book Ambiguity in Psycholinguistics that “Upon careful consideration, one cannot but be amazed at the ubiquity of ambiguity in language.” Ambiguity often caused by the users or the languages themselves and often unconsciously happens.

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The value of psycholinguistics is most evident in chapters In Chap ‘Discourse and Inference’, Sedivy describes ‘mental models’, the ambiguity of pronouns, event memory, and conceptualization.

Topics are presented with real-world context. Ambiguity is a type of meaning in which a phrase, statement or resolution is not explicitly defined, making several interpretations plausible.A common aspect of ambiguity is is thus an attribute of any idea or statement whose intended meaning cannot be definitively resolved according to a rule or process with a finite number of steps.

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His book, "Thought and Language" is a classic text in psycholinguistics' theoretical contributions to the development of curricula and teaching strategies. Psycholinguistics or psychology of language is the study of the interrelation between linguistic factors and psychological aspects. The discipline is mainly concerned with the mechanisms by which language is processed and represented in the mind and brain; that is, the psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to acquire, use, comprehend, and produce language.

Much of the interest in this interpretation problem has been focussed at the level of the individual word. The implications of the lexical ambiguity problem go far beyond words with multiple dictionary entries, however. We believe that the issues involved in lexical ambiguity research are applicable to a wide range of comprehension phenomena.

Abstract. Relative clause comprehension requires figuring out the role of the head noun in the relative clause. English speakers find it easier to understand relative clauses in which the head noun plays the subject role (e.g., The official who interrogated the councilman) than those in which the head noun plays the object role (e.g., The official who the councilman interrogated.

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