Sentence structure and listening task affect the retuning of lexical-semantic representations, Gilbert, R.A., Davis, M.H., Gaskell, M.G., Rodd., J.M.
In this pre-preprint by Becky Gilbert (@beckyannegilbert) and co-authors reports a set of four web-based experiments that use a word-meaning priming method to investigate how/when listeners retune their representations of familiar, ambiguous words.
This results are consistent with a‘good enough’ view of sentence processing in which:
- representations of sentence meanings can remain as (im)precise as mandated by the situation
- learning about the words within sentences varies according to the extent to which participants have produced accurate, precise representations of sentence meaning