When the Creampuff Beat the Boxer: Working Memory, Cost, and Function in Reading Metaphoric Reference

@inproceedings{Almor2007WhenTC,
  title={When the Creampuff Beat the Boxer: Working Memory, Cost, and Function in Reading Metaphoric Reference},
  author={Amit Almor and Sudha Arunachalam and Brent Strickland},
  year={2007}
}
Following Almor’s (1999) cost–function analysis of referential processing, we hypothesized that reading times of metaphoric anaphors are affected by readers’ working memory ability and reflect a balance between discourse function and processing cost. The results from 2 self-paced reading experiments supported this hypothesis. Low-span participants always read sentences with metaphoric anaphors slower than sentences with literal anaphors. In contrast, high-span participants did not take longer… CONTINUE READING

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