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Bilingual access to interlingual homographs: An examination of effects of sentential context, word frequency, and proficiency
Support for the exhaustive activation of multiple meanings of interlingual homographs like coin (meaning money in English and corner in French) comes primarily from studies presenting homographs in isolation (e.g., Beauvillain ...
The Semantics of Optionality
For every participant role filler in an utterance, speakers must choose to leave it bare (e.g., "the interviewer") or to modify it (e.g., "the interviewer on Fresh Air"). Their decision is the end result of a combination ...
Cognitive effects of bilingualism: Executive functions and language practice
Previous studies with bilinguals suggest that bilinguals' long time practice of two languages provides them with cognitive advantages. Results from empirical studies also have shown consistent evidence of bilinguals' ...
When non-commitment makes sense: An experimental approach to the retrieval and mental representation of irregular polysemes
Because many words of a language have more than one meaning, readers regularly need to disambiguate words during sentence comprehension. Using priming, eye-tracking, and event-related brain potentials, this thesis tested ...
Nonverbal bilingualism: Deaf schemas of deception
The Deaf are a community formed through a socio-linguistic acculturation process influenced by their use of signing to communicate. Signing includes verbal and nonverbal components, and reliance on vision as a primary ...
"And we will live happily ever after, too": The effects of romantic narratives and parasocial relationship status with fictional characters on relationship evaluations
The present research examined the effects of romantic narratives - and the parasocial, or one-sided, relationships (PSRs) people may form with the fictional characters within those narratives - on relationship evaluations. ...