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The role of selection in the comprehension of focus alternatives

Abstract:

Successful language comprehension often requires comprehenders to infer contrastive focus alternatives, but the mechanisms used to establish contrastive alternatives are still poorly understood. We propose that comprehenders establish contrastive alternatives by using selection mechanisms that distinguish contrastive from non-contrastive candidates. To examine this proposal, we investigated the time course of contrastive alternatives in two cross-modal priming experiments, manipulating contra...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Ling Philology and Phonetics Fac
Ferreira, F More by this author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Language, Cognition and Neuroscience Journal website
Pages:
1-19
Publication date:
2015
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EISSN:
2327-3801
ISSN:
2327-3798
URN:
uuid:247f93ab-255a-4428-92ca-81d83422c55a
Source identifiers:
572749
Local pid:
pubs:572749

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