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Mental lexicon

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Definition of the noun mental lexicon

What does mental lexicon mean as a name of something?


  1. a language user's knowledge of words


The mental lexicon is defined as a mental dictionary that contains information regarding a word's meaning, pronunciation, syntactic characteristics, and so on. Although this definition has been challenged over the years, this remains the most consistent definition of the term.

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Google previewExtending the Mental Lexicon: The L2 Mental Lexicon (2010)

by Martin Bastkowski, Maximilian Wabnitz

course: Mental Lexicon, language: English, abstract: How does the L2 (second ...

Google previewThe Multilingual Lexicon (2007)

by Jasone Cenoz, Britta Hufeisen, U. Jessner

INTRODUCTION This chapter describes the composite elements of the multilingual mental lexicon and explores the nature and sources of transfer in third language learning. Unlike most previous studies of language transfer which identified ...

Google previewWeaving a Lexicon (2004)

by D. Geoffrey Hall

the Mental Lexicon Jeffrey Lidz, Henry Gleitman, and Lila R. Gleitman Recent findings and theorizing on child language acquisition suggest that the verb lexicon is built by an arm-over-arm procedure that necessarily constructs the clause-level ...

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