Karin Stromswold

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In two eye-tracking experiments, we investigate adults' and children's on-line processing of referentially ambiguous English pronouns. Sixteen adults and 16 four-to-seven-year-olds listened to sentences with either an unambiguous reflexive (himself) or an ambiguous pronoun (him) and chose a picture with two characters that corresponded to those in the(More)
This paper discusses successes and failures of computational linguistics techniques in the study of how inter-event time intervals in a story affect the narrator's use of different types of referring expressions. The success story shows that a conditional frequency distribution analysis of proper nouns and pronouns yields results that are consistent with(More)
In this paper we argue that lexical meaning is represented by multiple levels, each of which has previously garnered support from psychologists, linguists, and philosophers. We spell out two of these levels: that which is activated when a person is explicitly asked to group items and that which is activated automatically when hearing a word. To investigate(More)
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