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Research Progress on the Psychological Reality of Formulaic Sequences:Evidence from Multiple Research Paradig

Cui Ma


Psychological reality of formulaic sequences is that the processing and storage of formulas are represented in a holistic way in mental lexicon.This paper,based on psycholinguistic approach,combined with linguistics characteristics,including phonetics,semantics,components and the visual as well as auditory holistic processing,surveys empirical evidence for the psychological processing of formulas and diff erentsubtypes of the combination of muti-units(components and phrase-level)from the perspective of reaction time(RT),eye-tracking,E-prime,and ERP.The multi-disciplinary and multi-paradigm psychological reality research of formulas will verify the nature of holistic representation of formulaic sequences in a more comprehensive and systematic way.


Formulaic Sequences;Mental Lexicon;Ps ychological Reality;Holistic Representation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v7i14.8705