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Semantic processing beyond categories: Influences of semantic richness, associations and social-communicative contexts on language production by Rasha Abdel Rahman

07/01/2016

Semantic processing beyond categories: Influences of semantic richness, associations and social-communicative contexts on language production by  Rasha Abdel Rahman (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

The ultimate goal of speaking is to convey meaning. However, while semantic-categorical relations are well-investigated, little is known about other aspects of meaning processing during speech planning. In this talk I will present evidence on how message-inherent attributes, for instance, the semantic richness or emotional content of the message, shape language production. Furthermore, I will discuss the flexible nature of the language production system that can adapt to different contexts from ad-hoc relations to associations and social-communicative situations. Together, these findings demonstrate a high level of flexibility of the language production system as a basis for intimate - and thus far underinvestigated - relations between language production, emotion and social cognition.

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07/01/2016
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Salle des voûtes, St Charles
3 place Victor Hugo
Marseille, 13001 France
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