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Tracking contextual histories: how long-term and recent lexical experience shapes our processing of words

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This thesis investigated the role of contextual information on lexical processing. Using secondary data analysis and online experiments, we tested how written language processing is shaped by recent experience and by the lexical histories words have accrued across the lifetime. Chapter 1 is a literature review. It reviewed the different ways of conceptualising semantic information, and discussed the importance of ‘semantic diversity’ (Jones et al., 2012; Hoffman et al., 2013), a metric which ...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Sub department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
St John's College
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Medical Research Council
Funder identifier:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000265
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Taylor, E
Grant:
MR/N013468/1
Programme:
Oxford and Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2023-02-17

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