lexical ambiguity

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the ambiguity of an individual word or phrase that can be used (in different contexts) to express two or more different meanings


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Lexical ambiguity uncertainty is further complicated by some words being polysemous, having multiple meanings.
Lexical ambiguity and time course of attentional allocation in Word recognition.
Effects of word frequency, verb complexity, and lexical ambiguity.
It would appear that, were stable contextual patterns available for children to infer different senses of an ambiguous word, then this would relieve much of the potential problems lexical ambiguity could pose to children.
In the present article, we sidestep these questions regarding the basis of the subordinate bias effect in lexical ambiguity resolution and address a much simpler question: can an adjective or modifier that immediately precedes a biased ambiguous word influence the immediate interpretation of the intended meaning?
The current results suggest that the operation of the head primacy principle must be circumscribed in some fashion so that it does not govern lexical ambiguity resolution.
Consistent findings in the literature have been that (a) ambiguity detection ability develops during early school age and (b) lexical ambiguity detection develops earlier than does the ability to detect structural ambiguities.
In the entire experiment, there was only one spontaneous detection (of a lexical ambiguity by a 5-year-old), and in the majority of trials, the children failed to perceive the ambiguity, even when shown pictures depicting both meanings.
Si deseamos aplicar un proceso completo de desambiguacion lexica a un texto que se visualice en pantalla, lo primero que debemos hacer es seleccionar dicho texto con el raton y ejecutar seguidamente el comando Syntagmatic and Paradigmatic Levels del submenu Lexical Ambiguity Resolution en el menu Tools.
1994) obtained support for a model for the resolution of lexical ambiguity- 'The Capacity-Constrained Model of Lexical Ambiguity Resolution'.
Subs tituting a near synonym for the suspected candidate that does not allow the same kind of polysemy or homonymy will normally point to lexical ambiguity created by that candidate.
The challenge of characterizing this phenomenon in an integrated way has been side-stepped by some analyses by invoking lexical ambiguity of the indefinite (F odor and Sag 1982, and many others since), by others by invoking syntactic/semantic solutions that allow pairings in interpretation of expressions without having to meet familiar structural restrictions such as island constraints, by yet others invoking underspecification of the indefinite, its interpretation being assigned by general update principles.
Through intertextual links, both with different cultural and literary contexts and within the canon of her own work, Plath establishes the kind of lexical ambiguity that, according to Su, "occurs when two or more distinct meanings or readings are tenable in a given context, rendering choice between the alternatives an uncertain one" (55).
Such an account of ambiguity resolution has proved popular in a number of areas, for example, context effects in resolution of lexical ambiguity (Coolen, Jaarsveld, & Schreuder, 1993; Love & Swinney, 1996; Paul, Kellas, Martin, & Clark, 1992; Simpson & Krueger, 1991; Simpson, Krueger, Kang, & Elofson, 1994; Tabossi, 1988); syntactic ambiguity resolution (MacDonald, 1993); the neuropsychological basis of ambiguity (Burgess & Simpson, 1988); and aphasia (Deloche, Seron, Scius, & Segui, 1987).
Syntactic ambiguity resolution as lexical ambiguity resolution.