Perception and presupposition in real-time language comprehension: insights from anticipatory processing.

@article{Chambers2008PerceptionAP,
  title={Perception and presupposition in real-time language comprehension: insights from anticipatory processing.},
  author={Craig G. Chambers and Valerie San Juan},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2008},
  volume={108 1},
  pages={26-50}
}
Recent studies have shown that listeners use verbs and other predicate terms to anticipate reference to semantic entities during real-time language comprehension. This process involves evaluating the denoted action against relevant properties of potential referents. The current study explored whether action-relevant properties are readily available to comprehension systems as a result of the embodied nature of linguistic and conceptual representations. In three experiments, eye movements were… CONTINUE READING