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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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On Our Mind

Rachel Giora

Oxford University Press

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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