Understanding Idiomatic Variation

Kristina Geeraert, R. Harald Baayen, John Newman


Abstract
This study investigates the processing of idiomatic variants through an eye-tracking experiment. Four types of idiom variants were included, in addition to the canonical form and the literal meaning. Results suggest that modifications to idioms, modulo obvious effects of length differences, are not more difficult to process than the canonical forms themselves. This fits with recent corpus findings.
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W17-1710
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Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2017)
Month:
April
Year:
2017
Address:
Valencia, Spain
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MWE
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SIGLEX
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
80–90
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https://aclanthology.org/W17-1710
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W17-1710
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Kristina Geeraert, R. Harald Baayen, and John Newman. 2017. Understanding Idiomatic Variation. In Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2017), pages 80–90, Valencia, Spain. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Understanding Idiomatic Variation (Geeraert et al., MWE 2017)
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