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A theory of lexical access in speech production. [Abstract]
The model can handle some of the main observations in the domain of speech errors (the major empirical domain for most other theories of lexical access), and the theory opens new ways of approaching the cerebral organization of speech production by way of high-temporal-resolution imaging. Expand
The representation of abstract words: why emotion matters.
It is found that abstract words are more emotionally valenced than are concrete words, and this accounts for a residual latency advantage for abstract words, when variables such as imageability and rated context availability are held constant. Expand
Effects of semantic context in the naming of pictures and words
Findings confirm the claim that the interfering effect of semantic context reflects competition in the retrieval of lexical entries in speaking. Expand
Nouns and verbs in the brain: A review of behavioural, electrophysiological, neuropsychological and imaging studies
Findings indicate that grammatical class per se is not an organisational principle of knowledge in the brain; rather, all the findings reviewed are compatible with two general principles described by typological linguistics as underlying grammaticalclass membership across languages: semantic/pragmatic, and distributional cues in language that distinguish nouns from verbs. Expand
Representing the meanings of object and action words: The featural and unitary semantic space hypothesis
The FUSS model can capture generalizations presented in the literature, in particular those related to category-related deficits, and can predict semantic effects in behavioral experiments for object and action words better than other models such as Latent Semantic Analysis. Expand
Integrating experiential and distributional data to learn semantic representations.
Using a Bayesian probabilistic model, the authors demonstrate how word meanings can be learned by treating experiential and distributional data as a single joint distribution and learning the statistical structure that underlies it. Expand
Subject-verb agreement errors in French and English: The role of syntactic hierarchy
It is found that agreement errors were more frequent following an intermediate modifier than an immediately preverbal modifier, and suggested that attraction is determined by the syntactic distance between the interfering noun and the head noun at a stage of the grammatical encoding of the sentence during which syntactic units are organised into a hierarchical structure. Expand
Constructing Subject-Verb Agreement in Speech: The Role of Semantic and Morphological Factors
Abstract A sentence completion task, first introduced by Bock and Miller (1991) with English speakers, is employed here with Italian to explore the issue of interactivity of different levels ofExpand
Toward a theory of semantic representation
It is argued that there are at least two major types of information from which the authors learn word meanings, which are experiential and language-based, and new predictions emerging from this framework are presented. Expand
Emotion words, regardless of polarity, have a processing advantage over neutral words
Evidence is presented that emotional valence has an overall facilitatory role in the processing of verbal stimuli and no asymmetry between negative and positive words is found, suggesting that previous findings of such an asymmetry can be attributed to failure to control for a number of critical lexical variables and to a sampling bias. Expand