ERIC Number: EJ242493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
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Meaning Dominance and Semantic Context in the Processing of Lexical Ambiguity.
Simpson, Greg B.
Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, v20 n1 p120-36 Feb 1981
Describes two experiments on the processing of ambiguous words: one involving lexical decisions for words related to dominant or subordinate meanings of homograph primes, the other involving ambiguous words ending sentences that bias the homographs at varying degrees. Concludes that dominance and context contribute independently to processing of ambiguous words. (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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