Alternative Sets in Language Processing: How Focus Alternatives are Represented in the Mind by Nicole Gotzner

Alternative Sets in Language Processing: How Focus Alternatives are Represented in the Mind

byNicole Gotzner

Kobo ebook | January 20, 2017

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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.

Title:Alternative Sets in Language Processing: How Focus Alternatives are Represented in the MindFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 20, 2017Publisher:Springer International PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319527614

ISBN - 13:9783319527611

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