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Grammatical Number in Psycholinguistic Research
Grammatical Number in Psycholinguistic Research

Author(s): Piotr Gulgowski
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Foreign languages learning, Applied Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: grammatical number; numerical cognition; literature overview; psycholinguistics; neurolinguistics
Summary/Abstract: The category of grammatical number is common in natural languages. Attested number systems rangę from a simple choice between singular and plural forms to morę complex number value arrangements involving, for example, dual and trial numbers. Grammatical number has an impact on almost every major part of language organization from morphosyniax through semantics to pragmatic reasoning. Mastering number forms is also a major step in language acąuisition. For these reasons, grammatical number can be of great interest to researchers inrestigating the psychology of language. This monograph discusses the findings of studies from several areas of experimental psycholinguistics. The discussed studies include seminal works in each area spanning multiple decades of research and illustrating the major investigation directions. The selection of works is also intended to familiarize the reader with the experimental techniąues employed to study different aspects of grammatical number processing, which encompass behavioral methods (number judgments, word recall, lexical decision, picture naming) as well as techniąues for monitoring the brain activity (EEG, fMRl). In addition to the overview of the literaturę dedicated to investigating grammatical number processing, the paper also offers a brief śummary of the typology of grammatical number systems in world languages and discusses the most important findings of the research on numerical cognition

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-232-3930-7
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-232-3829-1
  • Page Count: 125
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English