Conflicting constraints in resource-adaptive language comprehension
Weber, A., Crocker, M., & Knoeferle, P.
Conflicting constraints in resource-adaptive language comprehension. In M. W. Crocker, & J. Siekmann (Eds.
), Resource-adaptive cognitive processes
(pp. 119-141). New York: Springer.
The primary goal of psycholinguistic research is to understand the architectures and mechanisms that underlie human language comprehension and production. This entails an understanding of how linguistic knowledge is represented and organized in the brain and a theory of how that knowledge is accessed when we use language. Research has traditionally emphasized purely linguistic aspects of on-line comprehension, such as the influence of lexical, syntactic, semantic and discourse constraints, and their tim -course. It has become increasingly clear, however, that nonlinguistic information, such as the visual environment, are also actively exploited by situated language comprehenders.