Re: THEORY: Parsing spoken language.
|From:||Grandsire, C.A. <grandsir@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 24, 1999, 8:58|
Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:
> > Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 02:38:16 -0500
> > From: Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
> > When I see "there car", my brain thinks "in/to that place", and then has
> > to back up when it hits "car" to figure out what other entry it could
> > mean, while when it hears /DIr kAr/, it already holds all the possible
> > meanings, and eliminates nonsensical ones. Or something like that.
> Have you ever had the experience where you're talking to someone, and
> they say a phrase that sounds like pure gibberish --- you start asking
> for clarification, but suddenly while you're speaking the other
> person's phrase 'clicks' in your mind and is perfectly understandable.
It happens to me all the time! Especially when it's a conversation in
English (I may be fluent enough in English, it's still a second language
for me) and/or when I try to follow two things at the same time (a
conversation and the TV, things like that).
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