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Alternative sets in language processing : how focus alternatives are represented in the mind, Nicole Gotzner

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Alternative sets in language processing : how focus alternatives are represented in the mind
Title
Alternative sets in language processing
Title remainder
how focus alternatives are represented in the mind
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Nicole Gotzner
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Language
eng
Summary
This book presents a novel experimental approach to investigating the mental representation of linguistic alternatives. Combining theoretical and psycholinguistic questions concerning the nature of alternative sets, it sheds new light on the theory of focus and the cognitive mechanisms underlying the processing of alternatives. In a series of language comprehension experiments, the author shows that intonational focus and focus particles such as 'only' shape the representation of alternatives in a listener's mind in a fundamental way. This book is relevant to researchers interested in semantics, pragmatics, language processing and memory
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Gotzner, Nicole,
Dewey number
401/.43
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Palgrave studies in pragmatics, language, and cognition
  • Palgrave pivot
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  • Semantics
  • Focus (Linguistics)
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Alternative sets in language processing : how focus alternatives are represented in the mind, Nicole Gotzner
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1 Introduction; 1.1 What This Book Is About; 1.2 Focus, Alternative Semantics and Focus Particles; 1.3 Specific Research Questions; 1.4 Overview of Individual Chapters; References; 2 Theoretical and Empirical Background; 2.1 Theoretical Background; 2.1.1 Focus in Alternative Semantics; 2.1.2 Different Accent Types; 2.1.3 Groups of Focus Particles; 2.1.4 Comparison of Inferences Triggered by Contrastive Accents and Focus Particles; 2.1.5 Factors Influencing the Perception of Contrast; 2.2 Previous Psycholinguistic Evidence
  • 2.2.1 Focal Information in Language Processing and Memory2.2.1.1 Focus and Online Sentence Processing; 2.2.1.2 Memory for Focal Information and Focus Alternatives; 2.2.2 Alternatives in Online Processing; 2.2.2.1 Pitch Accents in Cross-Modal Priming Paradigms; 2.2.2.2 Online Studies with Focus Particles; 2.3 Summary of Previous Evidence; References; 3 Long-Term Representation of the Entire Alternative Set; 3.1 Introduction; 3.1.1 Focus and Alternatives in Language Comprehension; 3.1.2 Specific Hypotheses: Lexical Meaning or Focus Association?
  • 3.2 Experiment 1a: Salience of Alternatives in Long-Term Memory3.2.1 Goals and Predictions; 3.2.2 Method; 3.2.2.1 Participants; 3.2.2.2 Apparatus; 3.2.2.3 Materials; 3.2.2.4 Procedure; 3.2.3 Results; 3.2.4 Discussion; 3.3 Experiment 1b: Replication with Narrative Item Structure; 3.3.1 Goals and Predictions; 3.3.2 Methods; 3.3.2.1 Participants; 3.3.2.2 Materials; 3.3.2.3 Procedure; 3.3.3 Results; 3.3.4 Discussion; 3.4 Rating Study: Acceptability of Experimental Items; 3.4.1 Methods; 3.4.1.1 Participants; 3.4.1.2 Materials; 3.4.1.3 Procedure; 3.4.2 Results
  • 3.4.3 Correlational Analyses: Acceptability and Recall3.5 Chapter Summary; References; 4 The Mechanisms of Activation and Competitive Inhibition; 4.1 Introduction; 4.1.1 The Probe Recognition Task; 4.1.2 Goals of Experiments 2 and 3; 4.2 Experiment 2: Mentioned and Unmentioned Alternatives; 4.2.1 Rationale and Predictions; 4.2.2 Methods; 4.2.2.1 Participants; 4.2.2.2 Materials; 4.2.2.3 Procedure; 4.2.3 Results; 4.2.4 Discussion; 4.3 Experiment 3: Activation or Inhibition?; 4.3.1 Methods; 4.3.2 Participants; 4.3.3 Materials; 4.3.4 Procedure; 4.3.5 Results; 4.3.6 Discussion
  • 4.4 General Discussion4.5 Chapter Summary; References; 5 What's Included in the Set of Alternatives?; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Experiment 4: Contrastive vs. General Associates; 5.2.1 Goals and Predictions; 5.2.2 Methods; 5.2.2.1 Materials; 5.2.2.2 Procedure; 5.2.3 Results; 5.2.4 Discussion; 5.3 Permissive vs. Restrictive View; 5.3.1 Introducing the Debate; 5.3.2 Effect of Focus on Unrelated Items; 5.3.3 Coding; 5.3.4 Results; 5.3.5 Discussion; 5.4 Chapter Summary; References; 6 Contrastive Pitch Accents and Focus Particles; 6.1 Introduction
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ocn971492596
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1 online resource (xiv, 162 pages)
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9783319527611
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10.1007/978-3-319-52761-1
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(OCoLC)971492596
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Alternative sets in language processing : how focus alternatives are represented in the mind, Nicole Gotzner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1 Introduction; 1.1 What This Book Is About; 1.2 Focus, Alternative Semantics and Focus Particles; 1.3 Specific Research Questions; 1.4 Overview of Individual Chapters; References; 2 Theoretical and Empirical Background; 2.1 Theoretical Background; 2.1.1 Focus in Alternative Semantics; 2.1.2 Different Accent Types; 2.1.3 Groups of Focus Particles; 2.1.4 Comparison of Inferences Triggered by Contrastive Accents and Focus Particles; 2.1.5 Factors Influencing the Perception of Contrast; 2.2 Previous Psycholinguistic Evidence
  • 2.2.1 Focal Information in Language Processing and Memory2.2.1.1 Focus and Online Sentence Processing; 2.2.1.2 Memory for Focal Information and Focus Alternatives; 2.2.2 Alternatives in Online Processing; 2.2.2.1 Pitch Accents in Cross-Modal Priming Paradigms; 2.2.2.2 Online Studies with Focus Particles; 2.3 Summary of Previous Evidence; References; 3 Long-Term Representation of the Entire Alternative Set; 3.1 Introduction; 3.1.1 Focus and Alternatives in Language Comprehension; 3.1.2 Specific Hypotheses: Lexical Meaning or Focus Association?
  • 3.2 Experiment 1a: Salience of Alternatives in Long-Term Memory3.2.1 Goals and Predictions; 3.2.2 Method; 3.2.2.1 Participants; 3.2.2.2 Apparatus; 3.2.2.3 Materials; 3.2.2.4 Procedure; 3.2.3 Results; 3.2.4 Discussion; 3.3 Experiment 1b: Replication with Narrative Item Structure; 3.3.1 Goals and Predictions; 3.3.2 Methods; 3.3.2.1 Participants; 3.3.2.2 Materials; 3.3.2.3 Procedure; 3.3.3 Results; 3.3.4 Discussion; 3.4 Rating Study: Acceptability of Experimental Items; 3.4.1 Methods; 3.4.1.1 Participants; 3.4.1.2 Materials; 3.4.1.3 Procedure; 3.4.2 Results
  • 3.4.3 Correlational Analyses: Acceptability and Recall3.5 Chapter Summary; References; 4 The Mechanisms of Activation and Competitive Inhibition; 4.1 Introduction; 4.1.1 The Probe Recognition Task; 4.1.2 Goals of Experiments 2 and 3; 4.2 Experiment 2: Mentioned and Unmentioned Alternatives; 4.2.1 Rationale and Predictions; 4.2.2 Methods; 4.2.2.1 Participants; 4.2.2.2 Materials; 4.2.2.3 Procedure; 4.2.3 Results; 4.2.4 Discussion; 4.3 Experiment 3: Activation or Inhibition?; 4.3.1 Methods; 4.3.2 Participants; 4.3.3 Materials; 4.3.4 Procedure; 4.3.5 Results; 4.3.6 Discussion
  • 4.4 General Discussion4.5 Chapter Summary; References; 5 What's Included in the Set of Alternatives?; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Experiment 4: Contrastive vs. General Associates; 5.2.1 Goals and Predictions; 5.2.2 Methods; 5.2.2.1 Materials; 5.2.2.2 Procedure; 5.2.3 Results; 5.2.4 Discussion; 5.3 Permissive vs. Restrictive View; 5.3.1 Introducing the Debate; 5.3.2 Effect of Focus on Unrelated Items; 5.3.3 Coding; 5.3.4 Results; 5.3.5 Discussion; 5.4 Chapter Summary; References; 6 Contrastive Pitch Accents and Focus Particles; 6.1 Introduction
Control code
ocn971492596
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 162 pages)
File format
unknown
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online
Isbn
9783319527611
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unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-52761-1
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)971492596

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