Visually Situated Language Comprehension

Visually Situated Language Comprehension

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 158.75 x 228.6 x 19.05mm | 700g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • + index
  • 9027213607
  • 9789027213600

Table of contents

1. Preface; 2. Towards a situated view of language (by Spivey, Michael J.); 3. Perception of the visual environment (by Tatler, Benjamin W.); 4. Attention and eye movement metrics in visual world eye tracking (by Pyykkonen-Klauck, Pirita); 5. The role of syntax in sentence and referential processing (by Gompel, Roger P.G. van); 6. Reaching sentence and reference meaning (by Engelhardt, Paul E.); 7. Discourse level processing (by Kaiser, Elsi); 8. Figurative language processing: Fictive motion and the visual world (by Huette, Stephanie); 9. The role of affordances in visually situated language comprehension (by Chambers, Craig); 10. Characterising visual context effects: Active, pervasive, but resource-limited (by Knoeferle, Pia); 11. Visual world studies of conversational perspective taking: Similar findings, diverging interpretations (by Barr, Dale J.); 12. Visual environment and interlocutors in situated dialogue (by Brown-Schmidt, Sarah); 13. Coordinating action and language (by Farmer, Thomas A.); 14. Indexshow more