Psycholinguistics

Mixing Memory

Category archives for Psycholinguistics

I have this friend from New York who, most of the time, speaks in a normal (that is to say, southern) accent that she’s acquired as a result of being surrounded for so long by people who speak the King’s English (’cause Elvis was a southerner). Occasionally, though, usually after she’s been talking to someone…

Polysemy Is Like Homonomy, Only Different

I promised some further posts on the topic of metaphor, and on the conventionalization of metaphor in particular, but in order to get to that, we need to get some things out of the way first. Let’s start with polysemy. If you don’t know what polysemy is, then you need to study up on your…