ERIC Number: EJ288275
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
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Understanding Old Words with New Meanings.
Clark, Herbert H.; Gerrig, Richard J.
Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, v22 n5 p591-608 Oct 1983
Assumptions about comprehension of utterances are challenged in two experiments using as an example the verb phrase "to do a Richard Nixon on a tape" (i.e., erase it). It is argued that creating meanings, as with this phrase, works differently from selecting senses for utterances and that many require a mixture of the two. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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