John Newman


Understanding Idiomatic Variation
Kristina Geeraert | R. Harald Baayen | John Newman
Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2017)

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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A Complexity Measure for Diachronic Chinese Phonology
Anand Raman | John Newman | Jon Patrick
Computational Phonology: Third Meeting of the ACL Special Interest Group in Computational Phonology