Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics

Psycholinguistic Approaches to Meaning and Understanding across Languages

Editors: Hemforth, Barbara, Mertins, Barbara, Fabricius-Hansen, Cathrine (Eds.)

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  • Combinations of very well studied and understudied languages offer new perspectives on the pairing of meaning and form
  • Cross-linguistic experimental approaches combined with syntactic-semantic theoretical underpinnings and cross-disciplinary collaborative work
  • Novel insights on the interaction of linguistic code and context in language production and comprehension
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Reports on joint work by researchers from different theoretical and linguistic backgrounds offer new insights on the interaction of linguistic code and context in language production and comprehension. This volume takes a genuinely cross-linguistic approach integrating theoretically well-founded contrastive descriptions with thorough empirical investigations. Authors answer questions on the topic of how we ‘encode’ complex thoughts into linguistic signals and how we interpret such signals in appropriate ways. Chapters combine on- and off-line empirical methods varying from large-scale corpus analyses over acceptability judgements, sentence completion studies and reading time experiments. The authors shed new light on the central questions related to our everyday use of language, especially the problem of how we construe meaning in and through language in general as well as through the means provided by particular languages.

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"Although experimental work is becoming an increasingly influential methodology in semantic and pragmatic research, much of the evidence grounding this research is still drawn from a very small pool of languages. This intriguing book is exemplary in showcasing the benefits of combining experimental work with a comparativist approach. A variety of fundamental topics (ranging from anaphoric resolution, aspectual coercion, and coordination, to discourse coherence, ellipsis, and quotation) in 9 languages are represented, studied with a variety of experimental techniques. An excellent addition to the library of any researcher in semantics or pragmatics." (Jonathan Ginzburg, UFR d'Études anglophones, Université Paris-Diderot , France)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psycholinguistic Approaches to Meaning and Understanding across Languages
Editors
  • Barbara Hemforth
  • Barbara Mertins
  • Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen
Series Title
Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Series Volume
44
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05675-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05675-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05674-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37903-6
Series ISSN
1873-0043
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 251
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations
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