Frequency and Fusion in Language Processing

Year
2001
Volume 2
Issue 1
Pages
23-31
Authors
Liang Tao & Alice F. Healy
Abstract
Two separate studies on language production and comprehension are reviewed. The production study involves phonological fusion in Beijing Mandarin, leading to a syntactic change. The processing study involves experimental results in reading Chinese and English passages. Both sets of results reflect automaticity and fusion in the processing of high-frequency words in discourse.