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On the Consequences of Meaning Selection : Perspectives on Resolving Lexical Ambiguity - David S. Gorfein

On the Consequences of Meaning Selection

Perspectives on Resolving Lexical Ambiguity

By: David S. Gorfein (Editor)

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Published: 1st February 2002
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A presentation of research in the study of comprehension and discourse processes - lexically ambiguous words, how they are accessed, and how meaning is derived. Investigators describe the state of knowledge and theory regarding the role that words play in comprehension. The work should be useful to individuals concerned with the problems of cognitive deficits or changes associated with disease and ageing as well as the more contemporary problem of getting computers to understand what we say and write. It should also be of interest to researchers in comprehension and discourse processes.

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
On the Consequences of Meaning Selection: An Overviewp. 3
On Lexical Accessp. 9
Methodological Issues in the Study of Lexical Ambiguity Resolutionp. 11
The Effect of Prior Disambiguating Context on the Comprehension of Ambiguous Words: Evidence From Eye Movementsp. 27
Using Individual Differences to Evaluate Theoryp. 45
Modeling Suppression in Lexical Accessp. 47
The Lexical Basis of Comprehension Skillp. 67
Ambiguity Resolution as a Function of Reading Skill, Age, Dementia, and Schizophrenia: The Role of Attentional Controlp. 87
The Effects of Meaning Selectionp. 103
Repeated Homographs in Word and Sentence Contexts: Multiple Processing of Multiple Meaningsp. 105
The Costs and Benefits of Meaningp. 119
What Happens to the Unselected Meaning of an Ambiguous Word in Skilled Reading?p. 139
Some Alternative Theoryp. 155
An Activation-Selection View of Homograph Disambiguation: A Matter of Emphasis?p. 157
The Role of Inhibition in Meaning Selection: Insights From Retrieval-Induced Forgettingp. 175
A Model of Repetition Priming for Lexical Decisionsp. 191
High-Dimensional Semantic Space Modelsp. 215
Single Representations of Multiple Meanings in Latent Semantic Analysisp. 217
Representing and Resolving Semantic Ambiguity: A Contribution From High-Dimensional Memory Modelingp. 233
Referencesp. 261
Author Indexp. 283
Subject Indexp. 287
About the Editorp. 291
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ISBN: 9781557988799
ISBN-10: 155798879X
Series: Decade of Behavior
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st February 2002
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.84