Project SFB 833 Projekt B4 – Simulation approach to language understanding: Composition of meaning

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Acronym:
SFB 833 Projekt B4
Title:
Simulation approach to language understanding: Composition of meaning
Duration:
01/07/2009 to 30/06/2021
Abstract / short description:
We focus on the ‘experiential simulations view of comprehension’. Our previous research showed that non-linguistic memory traces reflecting the comprehender’s experiences are automatically activated during word processing, and that comprehenders build simulations beyond the word level. No definite evidence was found for the assumption that simulations are functionally relevant for comprehension. In Phase III, we will continue investigating simulation processes at the sentence level, focusing particularly on the question regarding incrementality. We will also investigate the functional relevance of simulations for the processing of expressions requiring substantial composition processes, as well as for children’s language processing.

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Managers

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science
Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science

Contact persons

SFB 833 - Construction of Meaning: The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures
Collaborative research centers and transregios

Other staff

Pachalli, Till
Institute of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science
SFB 833 - Construction of Meaning: The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures
Collaborative research centers and transregios
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Science
Institute of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science
SFB 833 - Construction of Meaning: The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures
Collaborative research centers and transregios

Local organizational units

SFB 833 - Construction of Meaning: The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures
Collaborative research centers and transregios
University of Tübingen

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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