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LINGUIST List 20.285

Thu Jan 29 2009

Qs: Imagineability

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Message 1: Imagineability
Date: 27-Jan-2009
From: marco forti <fortidma.unipi.it>
Subject: Imagineability
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Hello, I am a student in Linguistics and Psycholinguistics.

I'm going through a project and I would like to know what essay/article
should be regarded as basic reference for the concept of
''imagineability'', often referred to in psycholinguistic experiments. I
have troubles in understanding this concept from what I read. I would
especially like to grasp the differences between the concepts of
''imagineability'' and ''concreteness''. This difference is not always
clearly stated in the literature. I would appreciate not only
bibliographical references but also, if possible, statements by the
repondents concerning their own view as for the difference ''imageability /
concreteness''.

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their explicit agreement.

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

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