Simulationsansatz des Sprachverstehens

Komposition von Bedeutung

Das Projekt untersuchte den Prozess der Bedeutungskomposition aus Sicht des Simulationsansatzes des Sprachverstehens. Unsere bisherige Forschung erbrachte Evidenz, dass sensomotorische Repräsentationen bei der Wortverarbeitung automatisch aktiviert werden, und auch, dass beim Sprachverstehen Simulationen jenseits der Wortebenen gebildet werden. Keine klare Evidenz konnte für die Annahme gefunden werden, dass Simulationen für das Sprachverstehen funktional relevant sind. In der dritten Projektphase lag der Fokus weiterhin auf satzbasierten Simulationen. Wir untersuchten zum einen die Frage, ob diese inkrementell gebildet werden und zum andere die Frage, ob deren funktionale Relevanz insbesondere beim Verstehen komplexerer sprachlicher Äußerungen oder im kindlichen Sprachgebrauch zu Tage tritt.


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  • Kaup, B., Lüdtke, J. & Maienborn, C. (2010). "The drawer is still closed": Simulating past and future actions when processing sentences that describe a state. Brain and Language 112, 159-166.