Mapping “easy” and “hard” messages onto language: conceptual and structural variables jointly affect the timecourse of sentence formulation

Agnieszka Konopka, Maartje van de Velde, Antje Meyer

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Sentence formulation requires mapping pre-verbal messages onto linguistic structures. This message-to-language mapping is often evaluated in eye-tracking tasks where speakers describe pictured events (The dog chased the mailman). Speakers can begin sentence formulation by quickly selecting the first-fixated character as the sentential starting point (lexical incrementality), or generating a rudimentary sentence plan based on their construal of the event gist before selecting a starting point (hierarchical incrementality; Kuchinsky & Bock, 2010). Lexical incrementality predicts fast divergence of fixations while hierarchical incrementality predicts slower divergence of fixations to the two characters within 200ms of picture onset.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
EventArchitectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (2012) - Riva del Garda, Italy
Duration: 6 Sep 2012 → …

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ConferenceArchitectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (2012)
CountryItaly
CityRiva del Garda
Period6/09/12 → …

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Konopka, A., van de Velde, M., & Meyer, A. (2012). Mapping “easy” and “hard” messages onto language: conceptual and structural variables jointly affect the timecourse of sentence formulation. Poster session presented at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (2012), Riva del Garda, Italy.

Mapping “easy” and “hard” messages onto language : conceptual and structural variables jointly affect the timecourse of sentence formulation. / Konopka, Agnieszka; van de Velde, Maartje; Meyer, Antje.

2012. Poster session presented at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (2012), Riva del Garda, Italy.

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Konopka, A, van de Velde, M & Meyer, A 2012, 'Mapping “easy” and “hard” messages onto language: conceptual and structural variables jointly affect the timecourse of sentence formulation' Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (2012), Riva del Garda, Italy, 6/09/12, .
Konopka A, van de Velde M, Meyer A. Mapping “easy” and “hard” messages onto language: conceptual and structural variables jointly affect the timecourse of sentence formulation. 2012. Poster session presented at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (2012), Riva del Garda, Italy.
Konopka, Agnieszka ; van de Velde, Maartje ; Meyer, Antje. / Mapping “easy” and “hard” messages onto language : conceptual and structural variables jointly affect the timecourse of sentence formulation. Poster session presented at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (2012), Riva del Garda, Italy.
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