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Working Memory in Language Processing

  • By: Matthew J. Traxler & Debra L. Long
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Adult comprehenders differ in language-specific skills involved in processing words, sentences, and extended discourse. Skilled adult comprehenders also differ in general abilities, such as the ability to flexibly allocate attention, to suppress or inhibit irrelevant or ...