Jager And Clelands Case Study
In the article Polysemy Advantage with Abstract But Not Concrete Words Jager and Cleland discuss that related senses cause a polysemy advantage on abstract words. According to this study, the role of ambiguous words seems more important as compared to unambiguous words. These ambiguous words role is taken as advantageous that is peculiarly termed as polysemy. This specific term caters many meanings and certain aspects of language in it. In Jager and Clelands’ paper, the research question focuses on the effects of polysemy for concrete nouns and for a mix of abstract words with the adoption of new word sets. It also provides diverse alternative explanations for the polysemy effects (e.g. familiarity, age of acquisition, concreteness, frequency and letters). Moreover, the research question is explored by the lexical decisions. Finally, the purpose of this essay is to evaluate Jager and Clelands’ (2016) article.
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For instance, it sheds light on the set of stimulus and its combination with the concrete nouns. The research question linked to the second experiment, in which stimulus set highlight the significance of nouns, verbs and adjectives/adverbs and prescribes the role of polysemy advantage. It is clear from the article that there is sufficient evidence in investigating this research question and support has been taken from the many aspects. These essential aspects focus on several variables that can be considered as polysemy effects such as the age of acquisition, sense of dominance, semantic diversity and