|Marking Multiple Meanings
Following my M.A. thesis, this study explores the online effect of low-salience markers or meaning-changers on the activation of low-salience meanings. It will test the Low Salience Marking Hypothesis (Givoni, Giora, and Bergerbest 2013) according to which such markers boost activation levels of less salient, i.e., less familiar, less frequent, less prototypical or less conventional meanings (The Graded Salience Hypothesis, Giora 2003) of utterances/concepts within the marker's scope. Online experiments will test the Low Salience Marking Hypothesis by measuring response times to lexical decision tasks.
|The Psychological Reality of Idiom Storage
An investigation into the representation and storage of idioms in the mental lexicon, based on behavioral and neurolinguistic measures. Read more.