Gerry T M Altmann

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Individual differences in children's online language processing were explored by monitoring their eye movements to objects in a visual scene as they listened to spoken sentences. Eleven skilled and 11 less-skilled comprehenders were presented with sentences containing verbs that were either neutral with respect to the visual context (e.g., Jane watched her(More)
Two experiments on dictations show that intelligibility depends tokens being compared. words isolated from recorded the effect of repetition on on the discourse roles of the When the later token adds no new information to the discourse, as in self-corrections and other coreferential repetitions, intelligibility falls with repetition. When the later token(More)
Statistical approaches to emergent knowledge have tended to focus on the process by which experience of individual episodes accumulates into generalizable experience across episodes. However, there is a seemingly opposite, but equally critical, process that such experience affords: the process by which, from a space of types (e.g. onions-a semantic class(More)
So-called "looks-at-nothing" have previously been used to show that recalling what also elicits the recall of where this was. Here, we present evidence from an eye-tracking study which shows that disrupting looks to "there" does not disrupt recalling what was there, nor do (anticipatory) looks to "there" facilitate recalling what was there. Therefore, our(More)
Psycholinguistics is the empirical and theoretical study of the mental faculty that underpins our consummate linguistic agility. This review takes a broad look at how the eld has developed, from the turn of the 20th century through to the turn of the 21st. Since the linguistic revolution of the mid-1960s, the eld has broadened to encompass a wide range of(More)
This volume is one of the most valuable publications in psycholinguistics of the last decade. It is a collection of 22 chapters, all written by leading contemporary investigators , presenting much of the best recent empirically-based research and speculation on spoken language comprehension by humans (mainly adults). The chapters divide into three general(More)
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