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Type: Book chapter
Title: Structure and organization of the mental lexicon: A network approach derived from syntactic dependency relations and word associations
Author: De Deyne, S.
Verheyen, S.
Storms, G.
Citation: Towards a Theoretical Framework for Analyzing Complex Linguistic Networks, 2016 / Mehler, A., Lücking, A., Banisch, S., Blanchard, P., Frank-Job, B. (ed./s), Ch.3, pp.47-79
Publisher: Springer
Publisher Place: Berlin
Issue Date: 2016
Series/Report no.: Understanding Complex Systems
ISBN: 3662472376
Editor: Mehler, A.
Lücking, A.
Banisch, S.
Blanchard, P.
Frank-Job, B.
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Simon De Deyne, Steven Verheyen, and Gert Storms
Abstract: Semantic networks are often used to represent the meaning of a word in the mental lexicon. To construct a large-scale network for this lexicon, text corpora provide a convenient and rich resource. In this chapter the network properties of a text-based approach are evaluated and comparedwith a more directway of assessing the mental content of the lexicon through word associations. This comparison indicates that both approaches highlight different properties specific to linguistic and mental representations. Both types of network are qualitatively different in terms of their global network structure and the content of the network communities. Moreover, behavioral data from relatedness judgments show that language networks do not capture these judgments as well as mental networks.
Rights: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-47238-5_3
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