Episodic word memory

Project Leader:

  • Jen Hay (NZILBB and Linguistics Department)

Funding Agency: Rutherford Discovery Fellowship

  • $1,000,000
  • 2011-2017

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.