Implications of Lexical Ambiguity Resolution for Word Recognition and Comprehension
Greg B. Simpson, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Curt Burgess, University of Rochester
The implications of the lexical ambiguity problem go far beyond words with multiple dictionary entries. The issues involved in lexical ambiguity research are applicable to a wide range of comprehension phenomena. The selection processes that typify ambiguous words are, to some extent, relevant to all lexical access because all words normally have more information associated with them than is required in any particular context. Word-level ambiguity only exemplifies in an obvious way, because of characteristics that exist at virtually ...