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Coda: Unaddressed Questions— Food for Future Thought

Rachel Giora

in On Our Mind

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780195136166
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199846993 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136166.003.0009
Coda: Unaddressed Questions— Food for Future Thought

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This chapter aims to provide answers to unaddressed questions concerning the influence of salient meanings on speech production and language comprehension. It examines whether salience is a property or linguistic input, whether figurativeness and literality are linguistic or conceptual, and whether salient information is a factor in language acquisition. It explains that different representations of the same meaning/concept need not be similarly salient and that salient information is often more truthful than less salient information.

Keywords: salient meanings; speech production; figurativeness; literality; salient information; language acquisition

Chapter.  1216 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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