Theeraporn Ratitamkul

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In Indo-European languages, letter position coding is particularly noisy in middle positions (e.g., judge and jugde look very similar), but not in the initial letter position (e.g., judge vs. ujdge). Here we focus on a language (Thai) which, potentially, may be more flexible with respect to letter position coding than Indo-European languages: (i) Thai is an(More)
Previous research supports the view that initial letter position has a privileged role in comparison to internal letters for visual-word recognition in Roman script. The current study examines whether this is the case for Thai. Thai is an alphabetic script in which ordering of the letters does not necessarily correspond to the ordering of a word's phonemes.(More)
In parsing, a phrase is more likely to be associated with an adjacent word than to a non-adjacent one. Instances of adjacency violation pose a challenge to researchers but also an opportunity to better understand how people process sentences and to improve parsing algorithms by, for example, suggesting new features that can be used in machine learning. We(More)
Since the early 1990s, there has been a debate on the universality of locality in sentence processing (i.e., the preference to associate a word or phrase to the closest possible word). Studies across various languages have investigated ambiguous relative clauses that can be attached to either of two nouns to determine the types of languages in which(More)
This corpus-based study analyzes meanings of khɨn3 'ascend' and loŋ1 'descend' in Thai in comparison with up and down in English. Results of the analyses show that there are senses of the vertical spatial terms khɨn3 and loŋ1 in Thai that overlap with those of up and down in English. This reflects a universal image schema of vertical movement and similar(More)
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