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This study provides an in-depth look at how the memory and language systems interact during spoken language comprehension. Experiment 1 examines how the strength of associative relationships in memory, as measured by lexical co-occurrence based corpus-derived scores (Mutual Information), affects spoken sentence comprehension. Experiment 2 examines the role of associative relationship in processing repeated discourse references back to the target item. Taken together, these experiments offer a look at the combined impact memory and language constraints have on spoken language processing at the sentence and discourse levels.
Peters, S. A.(2010). A Study of Semantic Association and Reference in the Visual World Paradigm. (Master's thesis). Retrieved from http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/238