Methodological and Analytic Frontiers in Lexical Research

Editors
| Brock University
| Université de Montréal
| University of Alberta
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The study of how words are represented and processed in the mind has served as a meeting ground for research in psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience. Right now, this domain of study is in the midst of astonishing developments. At the core of these developments are the methodological and analytic advancements that have enabled researchers to address new phenomena and to ask new questions. These new methodologies have also raised fundamental questions concerning the nature of words in the mind, the nature of language processing, and the ways in which data can be understood.
This book provides a timely resource written by international leaders in methodological innovation. It offers fundamental insights into how innovative methodological approaches advance lexical research. It also offers the technical knowledge that is essential to that advancement, but which is rarely found in journal reports. This is a methodologically oriented volume designed to be informative, thought provoking, innovative, and perhaps also revolutionary. The contributions in this volume that originally appeared in The Mental Lexicon 5:3 (2010) and 6:1 (2011) are supplemented with several new chapters, as well as with a new and timely introductory chapter titled "Embracing Complexity".
[Benjamins Current Topics, 47]  2012.  x, 465 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii–x
Introduction
The challenge of embracing complexity
Gary Libben, Chris Westbury and Gonia Jarema
1–12
Articles
Measures of phonological typicality: Robust coherence and psychological validity
Padraic Monaghan, Morten H. Christiansen, Thomas A. Farmer and Stanka A. Fitneva
13–31
Assessing language impairment in aphasia: Going beyond pencils and paper in the computer age
Chris Westbury
33–55
Behavioral profiles: A fine-grained and quantitative approach in corpus-based lexical semantics
Stefan Th. Gries
57–80
Using a maze task to track lexical and sentence processing
Kenneth I. Forster
81–91
Stimulus norming: It is too soon to close down brick-and-mortar labs
Lee H. Wurm and Annmarie Cano
93–104
Connectionism and the role of morphology in visual word recognition
Jay Rueckl
105–134
Towards a localist–connectionist model of word translation
Ton Dijkstra and Steven Rekké
135–153
Chinese as a natural experiment
James Myers
155–169
Demythologizing the word frequency effect: A discriminative learning perspective
Harald Baayen
171–195
Articles
Lexical knowledge without a lexicon?
Jeffrey L. Elman
197–229
Detecting inherent bias in lexical decision experiments with the LD1NN algorithm
Emmanuel Keuleers and Marc Brysbaert
231–248
A technical introduction to using speakers’ eye movements to study language
Zenzi M. Griffin and Jordan C. Davison
249–278
Eye movements and morphological processing in reading
Raymond Bertram
279–305
Spelling strategies in alphabetic scripts: Insights gained and challenges ahead
Dominiek Sandra
307–336
The EEG/ERP technologies in linguistic research: An essay on the advantages they offer and a survey of their purveyors
Brigitte Stemmer and John F. Connolly
337–367
Formulaic sequences: Do they exist and do they matter?
Cyrus Shaoul and Chris Westbury
369–393
Fractal and recurrence analysis of psycholinguistic data
Sebastian Wallot, Beth Ann O’Brien and Guy Van Orden
395–430
Brain imaging and conceptions of the lexicon
Jed A. Meltzer
431–457
Index
459–465
“[...] I highly recommend this volume to researchers within the field of lexical research for its collation of such stimulating and contemporary work.”
Subjects

Terminology & Lexicography

Lexicography
BIC Subject: CFM – Lexicography
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012023972