The multidetermined nature of idiom processing.

  title={The multidetermined nature of idiom processing.},
  author={Maya R Libben and Debra A. Titone},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  volume={36 6},
Models of idiom comprehension differ in their predictions concerning compositionality: Some claim that idiomatic meaning is the result of compositional analysis initiated at the earliest stages of comprehension, whereas others claim that compositional analysis occurs only at late stages, subsequent to direct retrieval--especially for idioms that are highly familiar. We evaluated these alternatives in four experiments by using a variety of online and offline comprehension measures. In Experiment… CONTINUE READING

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