Melanie J. Bell

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Using data from Reddy et al. (2011), we present a series of regression models of semantic transparency in compound nouns. The results indicate that the frequencies of the compound constituents, the semantic relation between the constituents, and metaphorical shift of a constituent or of the compound as a whole, all contribute to the overall perceived level(More)
Recently, two different entropy measures based on the relational structure of English compounds have been used in studies of semantic transparency and lexical decision times. Pham & Baayen (2013) show that the entropy of semantic relations in the modifier family is negatively correlated with semantic transparency. Schmidtke et al. (2015) find that the(More)
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