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Inferences in Language Comprehension

  • By: Murray Singer
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Consider the first clause of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland: “Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and of having nothing to do.” This sentence, although apparently simple, conveys ...