Good-Enough Representations in Language Comprehension

@article{Ferreira2002GoodEnoughRI,
  title={Good-Enough Representations in Language Comprehension},
  author={F. Ferreira and Karl G. D. Bailey and V. Ferraro},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={11},
  pages={11 - 15}
}
People comprehend utterances rapidly and without conscious effort. Traditional theories assume that sentence processing is algorithmic and that meaning is derived compositionally. The language processor is believed to generate representations of the linguistic input that are complete, detailed, and accurate. However, recent findings challenge these assumptions. Investigations of the misinterpretation of both garden-path and passive sentences have yielded support for the idea that the meaning… Expand
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