Language processing is a task that we all manage rapidly and seemingly effortlessly. And yet, there are points in the comprehension process at which we may experience some difficulty. Which kinds of information can help us in understanding language (words, sentences, and discourse) as rapidly as we do (and what does 'understand' mean)? Would you treat all sorts of information in the visual context the same and is more information better? Would your reaction to context be the same as a child's? Based on a review of the literature on visual context effects in language comprehension this seminar will explore these and related questions.
The default language of instruction is English.