Abstract knowledge versus direct experience in processing of binomial expressions.

Morgan, Emily.

Levy, Roger.


  • We ask whether word order preferences for binomial expressions of the form A and B (e.g. bread and butter) are driven by abstract linguistic knowledge of ordering constraints referencing the semantic, phonological, and lexical properties of the constituent words, or by prior direct experience with the specific items in questions. Using forced-choice and self-paced reading tasks, we demonstrate that ... read more
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  • Morgan, Emily, and Roger Levy. "Abstract Knowledge Versus Direct Experience in Processing of Binomial Expressions." Cognition 157 (December 2016): 384-402. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2016.09.011.
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