Accession Number:

ADA171879

Title:

Cognitive Science Program: Processes in the Resolution of Ambiguous Words: Towards a Model of Selective Inhibition.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

OREGON UNIV EUGENE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

An experiment using a lixical decision paradigm is reported investigating the role of specific inhibitory processes in lexical ambuity resolution. An attentional view of inhibition and a view based on specific automatic inhibition between nodes predict different results when a neutral item is processed between an ambiguous word and a related target. The results suggest inhibitory processes, but they do not rule out the role of attention in the overall process of resolving ambiguous word meanings. A tentative model of selective inhibitory processes is discussed in relation to these experiments.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE