Mental Imagery and Polysemy Processing

Journal of Consciousness Studies 29 (5-6):176-189 (2022)
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Recent research in psycholinguistics suggests that language processing frequently involves mental imagery. This paper focuses on visual imagery and discusses two issues regarding the processing of polysemous words (i.e. words with multiple related meanings or senses) – co-predication and sense-relatedness. It aims to show how mental imagery can illuminate these two issues.

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Michelle Liu
Monash University


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