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English Review

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

A periodical founded in 1908 through the inspiration of a group of writers including Conrad, H. G. Wells, and E. Garnett, with the purpose, in the words of its first editor F. M. Ford (then...

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VerbNet

Martha Palmer, Claire Bonial and Jena Hwang.

in The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Science

October 2017; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 13972 words.

Computational verb lexicons are key to supporting Natural Language Processing (NLP) systems goals for semantic interpretation. Verbs express the semantics of an event being described and...

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Lexical Ambiguity

Jennifer Rodd.

in The Oxford Handbook of Psycholinguistics

August 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 10982 words.

This chapter on lexical ambiguity examines how words with multiple meanings are learned, stored, and processed. Lexical ambiguity is ubiquitous: over 80% of common English words have more...

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Input and output

Anat Ninio.

in Syntactic development, its input and output

March 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 16728 words.

This chapter reviews the syntactic patterns specific to the Anglo-Saxon verbal vocabulary in endstate English, including periphrastic constructions for tense, aspect, questioning and...

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Registers and corpora

Anat Ninio.

in Syntactic development, its input and output

March 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 14173 words.

This chapter reviews the literature on child-directed speech which is a special register of English. It describes the methodology of the present project that involved the systematic...

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Word skipping: Implications for theories of eye movement control in reading

Marc Brysbaert, Denis Drieghe and Françoise Vitu.

in Cognitive Processes in Eye Guidance

July 2005; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 11933 words.

When skilled readers read English texts, about one-third of the words are skipped. This chapter reviews the different explanations that have been proposed to explain this. It takes an...

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Speech and Music Intertwined

Diana Deutsch.

in Musical Illusions and Phantom Words

July 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Music Psychology. 6773 words.

Chapter 11 explores relationships between speech and music. The history of thought about these relationships is reviewed. The importance of prosody in speech—musical qualities such as...

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Primary Grade Reading Instruction in the United States

Carol McDonald Connor and Stephanie Al Otaiba.

in The Oxford Handbook of Reading

September 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Educational Psychology. 11932 words.

This chapter reviews recent United States policy and research on literacy instruction in the primary grades, kindergarten through fifth grade. Four topics are discussed: policy and seminal...

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Synesthesia in Non-Alphabetic Languages

Wan-Yu Hung.

in Oxford Handbook of Synesthesia

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Neuroscience; Cognitive Psychology. 8513 words.

Synaesthesia is a neurological condition in which a sensory or cognitive stimulus consistently co-activates another sensory/cognitive quality in addition to its usual qualities. For...

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Learning to Read and Spell Words in Different Writing Systems

Markéta Caravolas and Anna Samara.

in The Oxford Handbook of Reading

September 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Educational Psychology. 13149 words.

There is strong evidence that word reading and spelling ability in English is founded on three core skills, namely knowledge of letters of the alphabet, awareness of phonemes in spoken...

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