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On Our MindSalience, Context, and Figurative Language$
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Rachel Giora

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195136166

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136166.001.0001

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Coda: Unaddressed Questions— Food for Future Thought

Coda: Unaddressed Questions— Food for Future Thought

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(p.196) 9 Coda: Unaddressed Questions— Food for Future Thought
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On Our Mind
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Rachel Giora

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136166.003.0009

This chapter aims to provide answers to unaddressed questions concerning the influence of salient meanings on speech production and language comprehension. It examines whether salience is a property or linguistic input, whether figurativeness and literality are linguistic or conceptual, and whether salient information is a factor in language acquisition. It explains that different representations of the same meaning/concept need not be similarly salient and that salient information is often more truthful than less salient information.

Keywords:   salient meanings, speech production, figurativeness, literality, salient information, language acquisition

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