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ERIC Number: EJ1006919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0096-3445
The Representation of Abstract Words: What Matters? Reply to Paivio's (2013) Comment on Kousta et al. (2011)
Vigliocco, Gabriella; Kousta, Stavroula; Vinson, David; Andrews, Mark; Del Campo, Elena
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, v142 n1 p288-291 Feb 2013
In Kousta, Vigliocco, Vinson, Andrews, and Del Campo (2011), we presented an embodied theory of semantic representation, which crucially included abstract concepts as internally embodied via affective states. Paivio (2013) took issue with our treatment of dual coding theory, our reliance on data from lexical decision, and our theoretical proposal. Here, we address these different issues and clarify how our findings offer a way to move forward in the investigation of how abstract concepts are represented. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Language: English
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