Visually Situated Language Comprehension

| Humboldt University Berlin
| Saarland University, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
| Saarland University
ISBN 9789027213600 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027267481 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Visually Situated Language Comprehension has been compiled as a state-of the-art introduction to real-time language processing in visually-situated contexts. It covers the history of this emergent field, explains key methodological developments and discusses the insights these methods have enabled into how language processing interacts with our knowledge and perception of the immediate environment. Scientists interested in how language users integrate what they know with their perception of objects and events will find the book a rewarding read. The book further covers lexical, sentence, and discourse level processes, as well as active visual context effects in both non-interactive and interactive tasks and thus present a well-balanced view of the field. It is aimed at experienced researchers and students alike in the hopes of attracting new talent to the field. Thanks to its in-depth methodological introduction and broad coverage it constitutes an excellent course book.
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 93]  2016.  x, 358 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Towards a situated view of language
Michael J. Spivey and Stephanie Huette
Perception of the visual environment
Benjamin W. Tatler
Attention and eye movement metrics in visual world eye tracking
Pirita Pyykkönen-Klauck and Matthew W. Crocker
The role of syntax in sentence and referential processing
Roger P.G. van Gompel and Juhani Järvikivi
Reaching sentence and reference meaning
Paul E. Engelhardt and Fernanda L. Ferreira
Discourse level processing
Elsi Kaiser
Figurative language processing: Fictive motion and the visual world
Stephanie Huette and Teenie Matlock
The role of affordances in visually situated language comprehension
Craig Chambers
Characterising visual context effects: Active, pervasive, but resource-limited
Pia Knoeferle
Visual world studies of conversational perspective taking: Similar findings, diverging interpretations
Dale J. Barr
Visual environment and interlocutors in situated dialogue
Sarah Brown-Schmidt
Coordinating action and language
Thomas A. Farmer, Sarah E. Anderson, Jonathan B. Freeman and Rick Dale
“Never before has the visual world paradigm been situated within such a rich intellectual context. The diversity of perspectives, the empirical range and the depth of theoretical synthesis within this book provide the reader with much of what he or she needs to intelligently consume or produce psycholinguistic research in visual contexts.”
“This edited volume offers a superb overview of what is currently known about a key issue in psycholinguistics – the way people understand utterances about the here and now. The chapters provide detailed and comprehensive reviews of a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from scene perception and attention to word recognition, processing of prosody, semantics and grammatical structure and understanding language in dialogue. As much of the research reviewed here has used the visual world paradigm, the book also offers a wealth of information about the many ways this powerful paradigm has been employed, along with insightful discussions of the assumptions underlying the use of the paradigm and the data analysis. The chapters are extremely well written and highly accessible, providing ample background information for newcomers to the field of language comprehension, while also offering stimulating discussions of contentious methodological and theoretical issues. The volume is, in short, an excellent book ‘for all ages’, novices and experts alike.”
“[T]his book reports cutting edge research that contributes to understanding of the complexity of language processing. The chapters, written by experts in the fields of cognitive science, computational linguistics, developmental psychology, experimental psychology, neurolinguistics, and psycholinguistics, provide a comprehensive review of literature and critical discussions about various topics and theoretical and methodological developments. [...] Due to its introductory chapters, comprehensive literature overviews, and the detailed presentations of a broad range of topics, this edited volume will be an excellent course book.”
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Consciousness Research

Consciousness research
BIC Subject: CFD – Psycholinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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