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An analysis of storytelling With Emphasis on the Role Played by Stories in Life
This thesis is about the role that stories and storytelling play in human life. In it, I look at the historical and biological origins of the storytelling practice, the elements that go into the construction of stories to ...
Predictability versus activation of representations: Evidence from sentence comprehension
The amount of processing difficulty a reader has in integrating a new word into a sentence is a function of the degree to which information about that word has been activated by context, prior to that word being encountered. ...
Scene-salience-driven effects in discourse processing
This dissertation provides a coherence-driven psycholinguistic model of discourse production and comprehension. From the perspective of production, I examine several factors that narrators rely on to produce coherent ...
When is semantic priming automatic? Instrument and location participant role priming as a case study
Recently, semantic priming has been used to argue for a close semantic relationship between verbs and their typical participant role fillers (Ferretti, et al., 2001; McRae, et al., 2005). This suggests that verbs automatically ...