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The lexicon

Craig P. Speelman and Kim Kirsner

in Beyond the Learning Curve: The construction of mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198570417
eISBN:
9780191708657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570417.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter tests the Component Theory of Skill Acquisition against phenomena reported in relation to the mental lexicon. Research on repetition priming with tasks such lexical decision is reviewed, ... More


Morphology and psycholinguistics

Geert Booij

in The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226245
eISBN:
9780191710360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226245.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Psycholinguists study the acquisition of morphological knowledge and the way in which complex words are stored, perceived, and produced. The mental lexicon is a central concept in modelling the ... More


Hidden Entries: a Psycholinguistic Study of Derivational Gaps

Julie Fadlon

in The Theta System: Argument Structure at the Interface

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602513
eISBN:
9780191739200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This paper discusses the crosslinguistic phenomenon of sporadic derivational gaps and compares two possible ways to account for it. I show that a psycholinguistic research can be employed to ... More


Words, and how we (eventually) find them

Gerry T. M. Altmann

in The Ascent of Babel: An Exploration of Language, Mind, and Understanding

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523772
eISBN:
9780191689017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523772.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines how babies and children find the words in their mental lexicon when they are speaking. The mental lexicon provides a useful starting point from which to proceed, using a ... More


Longitudinal Developments in the Organization of the Second Language Mental Lexicon

Brigitta Dóczi and Judit Kormos

in Longitudinal Developments in Vocabulary Knowledge and Lexical Organization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190210274
eISBN:
9780190210298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210274.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines the concept of the bilingual mental lexicon, the kind of information it contains, its organizational structure, and its development. Following an overview of how ... More


The Mental Corpus: How language is represented in the mind

John R. Taylor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199290802
eISBN:
9780191741388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book argues that knowledge of a language can be thought of as a mental corpus, that is, as a repository of memories of previous linguistic encounters with the language. Features of incoming ... More


Defining and Describing Key Constructs: Vocabulary and the Mental Lexicon

Brigitta Dóczi and Judit Kormos

in Longitudinal Developments in Vocabulary Knowledge and Lexical Organization

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190210274
eISBN:
9780190210298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210274.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter outlines theoretical conceptualizations of the constructs relevant to the longitudinal study of lexical development. It starts by exploring the different basic units for calculating ... More


Linguistic and Metalinguistic Tasks in Phonology: Methods and Findings

STEFAN A. FRISCH and ADRIENNE M. STEARNS

in Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

A much closer connection between phonological grammar and mental lexicon is revealed by studies of gradience in phonology using linguistic and metalinguistic data. The discovery of these new ... More


Learning Paradigms in Time and Space: Computational Evidence from Romance Languages *

Vito Pirrelli, Marcello Ferro, and Basilio Calderone

in Morphological Autonomy: Perspectives From Romance Inflectional Morphology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589982
eISBN:
9780191728884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589982.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

In the linguistic literature, paradigms have enjoyed a hybrid status, half‐way between entrenched patterns of lexical organization and processing structures enforcing global constraints on the output ... More


Time flies like an arrow

Gerry T. M. Altmann

in The Ascent of Babel: An Exploration of Language, Mind, and Understanding

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523772
eISBN:
9780191689017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523772.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the importance of grammar in children’s selection and retrieval of words from the mental lexicon for use in expressing an idea. Grammar ensures that the speaker and the hearer’s ... More


The mental corpus

John R Taylor

in The Mental Corpus: How language is represented in the mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199290802
eISBN:
9780191741388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290802.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The chapter summarizes the main findings, concerning speakers’ precise knowledge of a myriad of particular facts, their knowledge of frequencies, their sensitivity to contextual and incidental ... More


The Semantics of Word Formation and Lexicalization

Pius ten Hacken and Claire Thomas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748689606
eISBN:
9780748695232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689606.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

In the study of word formation, the focus has often been on generating the form. In this book, the semantic aspect of the formation of new words is central. It is viewed from the perspectives of word ... More


Preliminaries

Geert Booij

in The Morphology of Dutch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198838852
eISBN:
9780191874833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838852.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter introduces a number of core concepts for morphology: the nature of morphological generalizations, paradigmatic word formation, productivity, the nature of the lexicon and lexicalization. ... More


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