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The Lexical Source of Unexpressed Participants and their Role in Sentence and Discourse Understanding
(John Benjamins, 2002)
This chapter presents preliminary evidence that bears on the issue of how unexpressed (agent) participants are represented and when they are included in the representations of agentless passive sentences using two experimental ...
When entailments abandon ship: Resolution of semantic conflict through Entailment Transfer Metonymy
The sentence “The ship confronted the storm,” must be interpreted nonliterally since confronting something requires intention. This sentence represents Entailment Transfer Metonymy (ETM), a previously undescribed variant ...
The Effect of Semantic Similarity is a Function of Contextual Constraint
(Cognitive Science Society, 2012)
We investigate how the degree to which a context constrains the words that could occur in a sentence affects the processing of the word that does occur. Roland et al. (2012) found that processing was facilitated when ...
Which Event Properties Matter for Which Cognitive Task?
Retrieval of irregular polysemes: Evidence from priming and eye-movements
We provide behavioral and electrophysiological evidence that readers do not initially commit to a particular interpretation when retrieving irregular biased polysemes like OIL (car; cooking), whose senses differ in frequency ...