[Corpora-List] Nine questions regarding psycholinguistics -answer to Stephen

Marc Kupietz kupietz at ids-mannheim.de
Mon Feb 18 10:52:43 CET 2008


Dear Linda,


> Lastly, you are also correct in that the specific terms that I
> queried have nothing to do with corpus or computational linguistics.
> They have everything to do, however, with recent research in
> psycholinguistics dealing with frequency, collocations, and discourse
> level priming experiments; i.e. terms that are corpus linguistic in
> nature.

this really is a good point and makes your initial questions look like a test (in a positive sense) whether we (corpus linguists) are aware of our potentials and our responsibilities in research fields beyond the corpus and besides "linguistic structure".

Best,

Marc
>
> "Stefan Th. Gries" <stgries at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Linda
>
> You could have found answers to many of these questions (BTW:
> questions 1 and 4 are identical) by simply googling the key
> words:
> Googling
>
> - "masked priming" gives you
> as first hit;
> - "N400" gives you the Wikipedia page at ;
> - "principal component analysis?" gives you the Wikipedia page
> at
> as the
> first hit, and you can also look at
> .
>
> However, I fail to see why questions like these get sent to a
> corpus
> linguistics list. Many of the terms such as priming,
> event-related
> potentials, etc. are hardly corpus or computational linguistic
> in
> nature.
>
> Sincerely,
> STG
> --
> Stefan Th. Gries
> -----------------------------------------------
> University of California, Santa Barbara
> http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/faculty/stgries
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