Under what Conditions is a Plural Represented as More than One? Two Methods for Testing

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dc.contributor.author Patson, Nikole D.
dc.contributor.author Warren, Tessa
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-31T06:41:37Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-31T06:41:37Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08
dc.identifier.other 492922683 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/77652
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-776527 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-19053
dc.description.abstract This paper reviews the findings from a series of psycholinguistic experiments using two different methods designed to probe the conceptual representation of plural expressions. Experiments using a novel number interference paradigm suggested that singular indefinite NPs within distributed predicates are mentally represented as multiple entities (Patson & Warren 2010), but that distributed predicates are conceptually represented as multiple events only in the presence of strong cues to plurality (Patson & Warren 2015). These findings show that the number interference paradigm can be used to probe when comprehenders mentally represent multiple events and entities. A second set of experiments used a picture-judgment task to begin to understand the nature of the plural representations created by comprehenders. These studies suggest that the conceptual representations of plural definite descriptions are no more similar to pictures of small sets of items than they are to pictures of singletons (Patson et al. 2014). These findings and others contribute to a more nuanced view of how language comprehenders compute and represent number. Importantly, these findings introduce two experimental paradigms useful for probing plural representations. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
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dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Linguistik , Psychologie , Plural , Psycholinguistik de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 150 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 420 de_DE
dc.subject.other Distributivity en
dc.subject.other Psycholinguistics en
dc.subject.other Sentence processing en
dc.title Under what Conditions is a Plural Represented as More than One? Two Methods for Testing en
dc.type ConferenceObject de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.opus.portal ProcLingEvi2016 de_DE


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