Chapter 11 Activity
1. Discuss how people perceive separate words in spoken sentences. Describe speech segmentation and discuss the role of context in this process.
2. Give an example of a garden-path sentence. Explain the syntax-first and interactionist approaches to parsing such sentences.
3. Define inference as it applies to text processing. Write a sample narrative paragraph that includes examples of anaphoric inference, instrument inference, and causal inference. Identify and describe each occurrence.
4. Define the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis and describe the experiments on color perception that support it.