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BACKGROUND Social media platforms such as Twitter are rapidly becoming key resources for public health surveillance applications, yet little is known about Twitter users' levels of informedness and sentiment toward tobacco, especially with regard to the emerging tobacco control challenges posed by hookah and electronic cigarettes. OBJECTIVE To develop a(More)
Why do comprehenders process repeated stimuli more rapidly than novel stimuli? We consider an adaptive explanation for why such facilitation may be beneficial: priming is a consequence of expectation for repetition due to rational adaptation to the environment. If occurrences of a stimulus cluster in time, given one occurrence it is rational to expect a(More)
Strict compositionality in morphological theory is problematic for explaining how language-users comprehend phenomena like the partial yet non-decomposable forms in phonaes-themes and in blends like edutainment. An alternative account, based on discriminative learning, proposes that language-users associate linguistic cues (e.g., short segment or letter(More)
and an anonymous referee for insightful feedback on this work. We also thank our speakers and participants for their invaluable contributions to this research. Any remaining errors and omissions are our own. What motivates a fluent bilingual speaker to switch languages within a single utterance? We propose a novel discourse-functional motivation: less(More)
Human language is massively ambiguous, yet we are generally able to identify the intended meanings of the sentences we hear and read quickly and accurately. How we manage and resolve ambiguity incrementally during real-time language comprehension given our cognitive resources and constraints is a major question in human cognition. Previous research(More)
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