Mismatching meanings in brain and behavior

Liina Pylkkänen

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    Natural language interpretation is generally thought to be compositional, that is, the meanings of expressions are a function of the meanings of their parts and of the way the parts are syntactically combined. Theories of the syntax-semantics interface aim to articulate the details of this function. This article discusses a new research program in which psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic experiments on so-called syntax-semantics mismatches are used to elucidate the mechanisms that mediate between structure and meaning.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)712-738
    Number of pages27
    JournalLinguistics and Language Compass
    Volume2
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2008

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    Mismatching meanings in brain and behavior. / Pylkkänen, Liina.

    In: Linguistics and Language Compass, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2008, p. 712-738.

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    Pylkkänen, Liina. / Mismatching meanings in brain and behavior. In: Linguistics and Language Compass. 2008 ; Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 712-738.
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