Episodic word memory
- Jen Hay (NZILBB and Linguistics Department)
Funding Agency: Rutherford Discovery Fellowship
Individuals know many hundreds of thousands of words. Recent results indicate that what we know about each word is shaped in a dynamic ongoing way with our own experience with that word. Hay's research programme explores this episodic word memory – asking what the range of environments (social, physical and contextual) in which we encounter a word does to the way we hear, use and pronounce that word.