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ERIC Number: ED192430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Language and Cognitive Processes: Directions for Research in Interpretation.
Scott, Phyllis
This paper indicates the relevance of psycholinguistic research to the study of the interpretation process. Citing selected experiments that demonstrate some of the possibilities for extending research into the language experience of the interpreter, the paper argues that such an approach might lead into examining the experience of imagery, semantic processing of ambiguity, production of speech and silence, and exercise of memory. It contends, in addition, that there are numerous other aspects of the interpretation process, related to and inseparable from language, that can be studied. Although focusing on experimental psycholinguistic research, the paper suggests other approaches to language study that might be useful. It notes, for example, that sociolinguistic and ethnographic methods are currently contributing to research in oral language and could directly approach the interpretive process. The paper concludes that the act of interpreting literature is a language experience that includes the involvement of the senses, the memory, the imagination, and the intellect and that psycholinguistic research needs to expand understanding of the interaction between the art of interpreting and the interpreter's linguistic-cognitive behaviors. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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