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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' ...
Maybe medium does matter: Considering differences in individual's trait empathy and the effect on narrative transportation
Within the narrative transportation literature, narrative medium—defined as the medium through which a narrative is presented—has thus far been considered a nonsignificant determinant of transportation; visual media, such ...
About what remained: Freudian mourning in The Crying of Lot 49
In the half-century since its initial publication, Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 has proven infamously resistant to systematization. While the novel's preoccupation with a uniquely American construction of death ...