04-11 Lecture Slides (Final)

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Unformatted text preview: istic determinism, but recent evidence provides some support for linguistic relativity ¨༊  Linguistic determinism vs. linguistic relativity Language Comprehension n༆  n༆  Language comprehension is a complex task Multiple processes must operate simultaneously ¨༊  Recognition of sounds and words ¨༊  Accessing the meaning(s) of each word ¨༊  Analysis of grammatical structures ¨༊  Making necessary inferences n༆  Also, we need to deal with ambiguity problems at different levels ¨༊  Temporary ambiguities are very prevalent during language comprehension Ambiguities in Language n༆  Phonemic level Ice cream vs. I scream Psychotherapist vs. psycho therapist ¨༊  New direction vs. nude erection ¨༊  n༆  Syntactic level They are cooking apples ¨༊  Misheard lyrics Jimi Hendrix, “Purple Haze” ¨༊  ¨༊  Actual: ‘Scuse me, while I kiss the sky Misheard: ‘Scuse me, while I kiss this guy 3 4/10/13 Ambiguities in Language Syntactically Ambiguous Headlines n༆  n༆  n༆  n༆  n༆  Syntactic level They are cooking apples Chinese Apeman Dated Teacher Strikes Idle Kids N.J. Judge to Rule on Nude Beach Complaints About NBA Referees Growing Ugly Ambiguities in Language n༆  Lexical (word) level Club Digit How do we process sentences with ambiguous words? Figure Plane Bug The pitcher hit the ball with the bat A Demonstration The young man turned his back on the rock concert stage and looked across the resort lake. Tomorrow was the annual oneday fishing contest and fishermen would invade the place. Some of the best bass guitarists would come to this spot. The usual routine of the fishing resort would be disrupted by the festivities. 4 4/10/13 Swinney’s (1979) Cross- Modal Priming Experiment n༆  Expe...
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