Petar Gabrić

Petar Gabrić
Philipps University of Marburg | PUM · Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie (Marburg)

Master of Arts

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Introduction
Petar Gabrić is a Research Associate at the Institute of German Linguistics at the Philipps University of Marburg in Germany, on the project "Additional performance measures for the identification of word finding difficulties in patients with dementia and patients with schizophrenia". At the moment he is investigating verbal fluency in schizophrenia, manic bipolar disorder and major depression. His interests lie in the clinical neuroscience of language, and language evolution.
Additional affiliations
May 2020 - present
Philipps University of Marburg
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Research Group for Clinical Linguistics || Additional performance measures for the identification of word finding difficulties in patients with dementia and patients with schizophrenia (Dr. Anna Rosenkranz)
January 2020 - May 2020
University of Cologne
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Chair of Pedagogy and Rehabilitation in Speech and Language Disorders || Project "Additional performance measures for the identification of word finding difficulties in patients with dementia and patients with schizophrenia" (Dr. Anna Rosenkranz)
June 2019 - January 2020
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Neurolinguistics Lab, Chair of General Linguistics || Investigation of verbal fluency and free speech production in schizophrenia, manic bipolar disorder and major depression (Prof. Dr. Arne Nagels)
Education
February 2018 - July 2018
University of Maribor
Field of study
  • Language Evolution
February 2017 - April 2017
University of Ljubljana
Field of study
  • Translation from Slovenian into German; Philosophy of Mind and Language
October 2016 - November 2019
University of Zagreb
Field of study
  • Linguistics (Module: Cognitive Linguistics); German Language and Literature (Module: Translator)

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Previous research on word frequency during speech production in schizophrenia is scant and inconclusive. Furthermore, there may exist methodological difficulties in utilizing corpus-based word frequencies, while adequate corpora are not available for all languages. We calculated (1) corpus-based and (2) within-sample word frequencies of output on v...
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Data on clustering and switching during semantic fluency (SF) in patients with first-episode psychosis (PwFEP) are scant. We aimed to investigate (1) clustering and switching on SF in PwFEP using more detailed clustering analyses and (2) the possibility of disproportionate clustering deficits across different SF tasks in PwFEP and healthy subjects...
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Several scholars have proposed that there was a two-word stage in the course of language evolution, in which utterances could not combine more than two words. These models agree that the putative two-word stage did not exhibit syntax. However, they disagree on whether or not there existed rules for inferring the semantic relationship between the tw...
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Recent discoveries of semantic compositionality in Japanese tits have enlivened the discussions on the presence of this phenomenon in wild animal communication. Data on semantic compositionality in wild apes are lacking, even though language experiments with captive apes have demonstrated they are capable of semantic compositionality. In this paper...
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Experimental data suggesting a co-evolutionary relationship between Palaeolithic stone toolmaking, and cognition and language remain limited to indirect findings of neurophysiological studies. Furthermore, retouch and quartz flaking remain uninvestigated. We recruited thirteen subjects and taught them to produce quartz choppers and chert sidescrape...
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On May 16, 2020, the Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny organized the symposium “Impact of Infectious Disease on Humans and Our Origins”. The symposium aimed to gather experts on infectious diseases in one place and discuss the interrelationship between different pathogens and humans in an evolutionary context. The talks disc...
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An invited lecture on language-like phenomena in animal communication.
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Studies of film title translations remain scant to this day. The existing studies mainly focus on investigating the sources of difficulties during the translation process. Although the studies employ different analytical approaches, the conclusion in almost all investigations is that the decisive objective during the translation process is the tran...
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Verbal fluency tasks are often used in neuropsychological research and may have predictive and diagnostic utility in psychiatry and neurology. However, researchers using verbal fluency have uncritically assumed that there are no category- or phoneme-specific effects on verbal fluency performance. We recruited 16 healthy young adult subjects and adm...
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I read with great interest the study by Leroux et al. [(2021) Anim Behav 179, 41–50] who investigated the nature of pant-hoot–food-call combinations in a community of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) at the Budongo Conservation Field Station, Budongo Forest, Uganda. The authors propose, among others, that they reveal the first evid...
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U hrvatskim je medijima sve više govora o cijepljenju djece protiv covid-19, unatoč maloj ulozi djece u prijenosu novog koronavirusa i njihovom malom riziku od teških simptoma, postojanju drugih oblika prevencije, činjenici da klinička ispitivanja nisu dovršena, raznih problema u provedenim ispitivanjima i rastućoj zabrinutosti oko sigurnosti cjepi...
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Preprint: https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/7tndz ....................................................................................................................................... Introduction: Studies consistently report that patients with schizophrenia exhibit qualitative abnormalities on language production tasks. These abnormalities are pos...
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[This figure appears in DOI: 10.31234/osf.io/kgqy9 (Version 3). The figure was not published in the published version of the manuscript DOI: 10.1007/s10071-021-01584-3.]
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Even after issuing a corrigendum, Tan et al.’s [2020 (Schizophr Bull Open 1(1), sgaa054)] clustering meta-analysis contains serious methodological imprecisions, it remains methodologically nontransparent, and the interpretations are not backed by the conventional ontology of semantic fluency.
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On May 16, 2020, the Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny organized the symposium “Impact of Infectious Disease on Humans and Our Origins”. The symposium aimed to gather experts on infectious diseases in one place and discuss the interrelationship between different pathogens and humans in an evolutionary context. The talks disc...
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This paper reviews in short the current research on the hypothesis of coevolution between Palaeolithic stone tool manufacture on one side, and cognition and specifically language on the other. Of particular interest are behavioral and neuroimaging studies.
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Recently, we have witnessed an explosion of studies and discussions claiming that Neanderthals engaged in a range of “symbolic” behaviors, including personal ornament use (Radovčić et al., 2015), funerary practices (Balzeau et al., 2020), visual arts (Hoffmann et al., 2018), body aesthetics (Roebroeks et al., 2012), etc. In Paleolithic archaeology,...
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I read with great interest the study by Tan et al. (2020) who conducted a meta-analysis of semantic fluency in people across the psychosis continuum. Among other analyses, the authors provide the first meta-analysis of clustering and switching on semantic fluency in patients with chronic schizophrenia, reporting that patients display significantly...
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Experimental data suggesting a co-evolutionary relationship between Palaeolithic stone toolmaking, and cognition and language remain limited to indirect findings of neurophysiological studies. Furthermore, retouch and quartz flaking remain uninvestigated. We recruited thirteen subjects and taught them to produce quartz choppers and chert sidescrape...
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PUBLISHED IN: Frontiers in Psychology 12: 702361 (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.702361) .................................................................................................................................................. PLEASE CITE AS: Gabrić, P. (2021). Book review: Neanderthal Language: Demystifying the Li...
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Despite verbal fluency (VF) being a common task in psychiatric research, there is very little consensus on the nature of VF deficits in psychiatric populations and their implications for our knowledge about cognitive and specifically linguistic functioning in these populations. Previous studies have found that negative symptoms, including alogia, a...
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This manuscript was published in the journal Društvena istraživanja: Journal for General Social Issues 28(2):361–362 and is available online (https://hrcak.srce.hr/220936) with the following DOI: https://doi.org/10.5559/di.28.2.11 ..........................................................................................................................
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PUBLISHED in book: Filozofija i znanost (edited by Cerovac, N., Degač, Đ., Jurak, K., Kadić, N., & Tomašegović, N.) .................................................................................................................................................. PLEASE CITE AS: Gabrić, P., & Jelenić, V. (2014). Etika u arheologiji – od arheološkog...
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PUBLISHED in journal: Hieronymus: Journal of Translation Studies and Terminology, 4, 1–27 .................................................................................................................................................. PLEASE CITE AS: Gabrić, P., Brajković, I., Licchetta, L., Bezuh, J., & Kelčec Ključarić, D. (2017). A comparative...
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Despite both theoretical and empirical linguistics suggesting otherwise, researchers using semantic and phonemic fluency tasks have uncritically assumed that there are no category- or phoneme/letter-specific effects on verbal fluency performance. We recruited 16 young adult subjects and administered two semantic (animals, trees) and two phonemic (K...
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PUBLISHED IN: Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 684022 (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.684022/full) .................................................................................................................................................. PLEASE CITE AS: Gabrić, P. (2021). Differentiation between agents and patients in t...
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In the present paper, I shall provide a narrative review of selected scientific studies and discussions dealing with the evolution of semantics and syntax. The aim of the present paper is not to provide a complete review. The number of studies and discussions on language evolution has exploded recently and the studies stem from various scientific d...
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Recent discoveries of semantic compositionality in Japanese tits have enlivened the discussions on the presence of this phenomenon in wild animal communication. Data on semantic compositionality in wild apes are lacking, even though language experiments with captive apes have demonstrated they are capable of semantic compositionality. In this paper...
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An explorative and narrative review of the literature on language evolution with an emphasis on the psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics of lexical semantics and syntax. Based on my thesis for an M. A. degree in Linguistics.
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INTRODUCTION: Traditionally, verbal fluency research has differentiated between semantic (SF) and letter fluency (LF). However, although linguistic research has strongly suggested that there are pronounced differences in the processing of different types of semantic categories, most researchers in this domain have uncritically assumed that there ar...
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Data on clustering and switching during semantic fluency (SF) in patients with first-episode psychosis (PwFEP) are scant. We aimed to investigate (1) clustering and switching on SF in PwFEP using more detailed clustering analyses and (2) the possibility of disproportionate clustering deficits across different SF tasks in PwFEP and healthy subjects...
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Reduzierte Leistungen der Wortflüssigkeit (WF) sind bei vielen psychiatrischen Populationen, wie Personen mit Schizophrenie (Berberian et al., 2016), Depression (Henry & Crawford, 2005) oder auch bipolarer Erkrankung (Raucher-Chéné et al., 2017), belegt. Weiterhin werden diese Defizite in Verbindung mit störungsübergreifenden Symptomen, wie der pos...
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Despite extensive research, the picture of lexical-semantic deficits in schizophrenia remains to be illuminated. Furthermore, research in first-episode psychosis with schizophrenia features/symptoms is lacking. By using the verbal fluency paradigm, it has recently been proposed that lexical-semantic deficits in schizophrenia might be caused by incr...
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This study investigated whether the Croatian news website Index.hr manipulates information on the health effects of 5G. We constructed one experimental corpus, containing all articles by Index.hr on health effects of 5G, and two control corpora, one with articles about health effects of 5G published by reliable media, and one with articles about sc...
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An explorative and narrative review of the literature on language evolution with an emphasis on the psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics of lexical semantics and syntax. Based on my thesis for an M. A. degree in Linguistics.
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U ovome radu iznio sam pregled odabranih studija i rasprava koje se bave evolucijom semantike i sintakse. Fokus je bio na psiholingvističkoj i neurolingvističkoj literaturi. Uočeni su mnogi problemi u studijama i raspravama o evoluciji semantike i sintakse: nedostatak empirijskih studija, manjak komunikacije između stručnjaka različitih znanstvenih...
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Übersetzung aus dem Deutschen ins Kroatische: Dokumentarfilm "Na dann Prost! Die Deutschen und der Alkohol" (NDR Fernsehen) Übersetzung aus dem Kroatischen ins Deutsche: zwei Kapitel aus der Publikation "Darovi zemlje: neolitik između Save, Drave i Dunava" (Arheološki muzej u Zagrebu/Muzej Slavonije Osijek/Sveučilište u Zagrebu Filozofski fakultet)
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Konferencija "Cognitive Science" održala se na Institutu "Jožef Stefan" u Ljubljani 11. listopada 2018. u sklopu 21. Međunarodne multikonferencije "Information Society". Konferenciju "Cognitive Science" organiziralo je Slovensko društvo za kognitivnu znanost. Cilj konferencije bio je povezati stručnjake iz raznih disciplina koje se bave kognicijom...
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Lexikalisch-semantische Defizite in der Schizophrenie und den Psychosen allgemein werden oft im Rahmen einer Hyperaktivation des semantischen Netzwerkes erklärt. Dieses Modell fand Unterstützung in sowohl verhaltensbezogonenen als auch neurophysiologischen Studien, und neulich wurden ähnliche Thesen durch Studien der Wortflüssigkeit proponiert. Bei...
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Recently, considerable interest for language evolution has arisen. Many researchers believe that language evolved via exaptation of domain-general cognitive systems such as long-term memory, visuospatial processing and executive functioning. Therefore, many studies on language evolution have focused on determining when specific cognitive functions,...
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U ovom ćemo radu predstaviti studentski istraživački projekt „Leksičko-semantička obrada kod pacijenata s prvom epizodom shizofrenije“ u kojem smo istraživali leksičko- semantičke deficite kod pacijenata s prvom epizodom psihoze s simptomima/obilježjima shizofrenije. Shizofrenija je kronična psihička bolest koju obilježavaju i specifični deficiti u...
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U ovom ćemo radu predstaviti studentski istraživački projekt „Eksperimentalni pristup koevoluciji jezika i kamenog oruđa“ u kojem smo istraživali vezu između izrade dvaju tipova paleolitičkog kamenog oruđa te evolucije uma i specifično jezika. O evoluciji uma i jezika dugo se u velikom dijelu tog područja raspravljalo samo u okvirima antropologije...
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Evolucija uma, a specifično jezika tema je koja u posljednje vrijeme privlači sve veću pažnju u naučnoj zajednici. O toj se temi donedavna raspravljalo uglavnom u antropološkim i arheološkim krugovima, a zbog pretpostavljene koevolucijske veze između uma i jezika s jedne strane te prastarog kamenog oruđa s druge. Novija su saznanja iz psihologije,...
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Many authors suggest that there is a co-evolutionary relationship between Palaeolithic stone toolmaking and language. This assumption is, firstly, supported by experimental studies showing positive effects of verbal compared to non-verbal demonstration during stone toolmaking acquisition in present-day humans. Secondly, it is backed by neurophysiol...
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A relevant theory aiming to explain lexical-semantic deficits in schizophrenia is the far-spreading activation theory. The theory assumes that during lexical access in schizophrenia there is hyperactivation of those parts of the semantic memory which are somehow connected with the stimulus. In this presentation, I will show how we can use clusterin...
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We firstly introduce the notion of lexical-semantic deficits in schizophrenia and the concept of semantic fluency. We follow with a review of semantic fluency studies in schizophrenia patients. Thereafter, we present the results of two studies from our lab. In a study of semantic fluency in first-episode psychosis with schizophrenia features/sympto...
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Lexical-semantic deficits in first-episode psychosis have been relatively explored, but few questions remain answered. The aim of this study was to investigate the preservation of category relations in the mental lexicon of first-episode psychosis patients with schizophrenic symptoms or symptoms similar to schizophrenia. The study recruited 24 firs...
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BACKGROUND It is widely assumed that lexical-semantic deficits in first-episode psychosis occur as a syndrome of a dysfunctional neural connectivity and global functional changes in brain regions that are crucial for language processing because of a broadly distributed network disorder. .................................................................
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This paper reviews in short the current research on the hypothesis of coevolution between Palaeolithic stone tool manufacture on one side, and cognition and specifically language on the other. Of particular interest are behavioral and neuroimaging studies.
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INTRODUCTION Working memory (WM) has been shown to be notably involved in linguistic processing. The most influential model of working memory defines four of its components: the central executive, visuospatial sketchpad, episodic buffer and phonological loop. Psycholinguistic research has been focused on the interaction of linguistic processing wit...
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Studije prevođenja filmskih naslova relativno su rijetke. Većina je dosadašnjih studija bila fokusirana na izvore poteškoća i ulogu apelativnog efekta pri prevođenju. Studije su nerijetko koristile nesustavnu metodologiju i male uzorke zbog čega priroda prevođenja filmskih naslova nije jasna. Neke su studije i teorijski pregledi uočili da eksplikac...
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Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness characterized by delusions, hallucinations, affective deficits, catatonia and formal thought disorder. Formal thought disorder is manifested as incoherent speech containing unclearly related associations. Based on lexical-semantic tasks many authors assume that specific symptoms can be explained by deficits...
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U prezentaciji je predstavljen pregled studija leksičko-semantičke obrade i izvršnih funkcija kod pacijenata oboljelih od shizofrenije.
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Supplementary resources of Gabrić P., Brajković I., Bezuh J., Licchetta L., Kelčec Ključarić D. (2017). A comparative and diachronic analysis of film title translations and appelative effect transfer into Croatian and German. Hieronymus: Journal of Translation Studies and Terminology, 4(1), 1–27.
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Hieronymus: Journal of Translation Studies and Terminology, 4, 1–27 ....................................................................................................................................... Studies of film title translations remain scant to this day. The existing studies mainly focus on investigating the sources of difficulties during...
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Shizofrenija je psihički poremećaj koji pogađa oko 1 % ljudske populacije. Uz deluzije i halucinacije kao često navođene simptome od začetaka istraživanja početkom 20. stoljeća ističe se nekoherentan govor pun nejasno povezanim asocijacijama koji se povezuje s formalnim poremećajem mišljenja. Stoga su jezična testiranja rano imala znatnu ulogu. Lin...
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Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder, affecting 1% of the population, characterized and manifested by various symptoms. The symptoms can be divided into positive and negative ones, depending on the increase or decrease in patient’s normal functioning. Positive symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, and confusion of thought, and patients...
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PUBLISHED IN: Hieronymus: Journal of Translation Studies and Terminology .................................................................................................................................................. PLEASE CITE BOTH VERSIONS: ..........................................................................................................
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Jezik se smatra specifičnim komunikacijskim sustavom čovjeka. Danas se jednom od glavnih odlika jezika smatra arbitrarnost koju je jedan od utemeljitelja moderne lingvistike Ferdinand de Saussure definirao otprilike kao proizvoljan odnos između izraza riječi i njezinog značenja. Prema principu arbitrarnosti, dakle, svaka je riječ mogla glasiti drug...
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This presentation will discuss the term Little Ice Age, which was originally coined by François Émile Matthes in 1939. Today, this term is conventionally used to describe a period between AD 1350 and 1850 during which Europe and other regions neighboring the North Atlantic experienced unusually cold conditions. Periods of cooler conditions and expa...
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1879. godine otkrivene su paleolitičke slike u špilji Altamiri tijekom istraživanja kojeg je od 1875. vodio Marcelino de Sautuola. Međutim, tek je 1902. priznata tada za slikarstvo nepojmljivo velika starost slika u Altamiri i započela povijest tumačenja paleolitičke špiljske umjetnosti. Najčešći prikazi u paleolitičkoj špiljskoj umjetnosti su oni...
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The presentation discusses ways of and issues related to education financing in developing countries which have implemented certain reforms of the educational system. Since it is the general opinion that investing in the human capital as one of the national resources is of great importance, one should emphasize the fact that certain amounts of mone...
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Kulturna baština je jedan od najvažnijih aspekata suvremenog društva. Upravo je arheologija kao znanost bitan čimbenik koji iskopani arheološki nalaz analizom, interpretacijom i prezentacijom oblikuje u ono što će se u budućnosti zvati kulturnom baštinom. Međutim, na putu nalaza od iskopavanja do muzejskog predstavljanja arheolozi i srodni stručnja...
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Postmodernizam je u arheologiju doveo pojam postprocesualne arheologije. Postprocesualna arheologija je zapravo zajedničko ime za sve postmodernističke trendove u arheologiji. Ono što je svim postprocesualnim arheologijama zajedno jest empatični pristup koji pokušava otkriti misli pojedinca koji je živio u nekoj prošloj zajednici. No, neki postmode...

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I was trying to determine whether there are differences in the frequencies of words (lemmas) in a given language corpus starting with the letter K and starting with the letter M. Some 50 000 words starting with K and 54000 words starting with M altogether. I first tried using the chi-square test, but the comments below revealed that this was an error.
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We participated at a conference and our paper was published in the conference proceedings in October 2018. A few weeks ago, a page for an article with the almost exact title and our names as authors appeared on Researchgate, no full text. It had a DOI and a few days ago I tracked the DOI to a certain "International Journal of Computational Linguistics Research". It turned out our paper was re-published under our names (the names of the authors of the original conference proceedings paper) without any modifications to the text!! And of course, without our knowledge and consent!
Naturally, we plan to contact the publisher of the conference proceedings and this Journal and demand that the withdraw the paper.
Do you have any experience with this, or any further advice?
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Hello,
I am relatively new to lexical semantics and I am writing a paper concerning lexical-semantic processing. I have noticed in the literature that the terms lexical retrieval, lexical access and lexical selection are used for the same or similar things. It is not clear to me whether these expressions are used as synonyms or whether they stand for different "steps" in lexical processing that are acknowledged elsewhere in the literature.
I kindly ask for your insight.
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I would be thankful for any piece of literature introducing short, accessible and uncomputerised psychological tests for executive functioning and visual-motor processing. I am most interested in assessment of spatial and hierarchical planning.
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I am looking for literature dealing with similies as figurative/metaphoric elements. Can research on similies be beneficial for metaphor research? If yes, how?
Psycholinguistic insight is especially welcome.

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Semantic and letter fluency tasks are widely used in neuropsychological and language assessments and are conducted with patients suffering from a variety of neurological disorders. However, it is known that both lexical retrieval and executive control abilities are involved to successfully perform these tasks. Traditional diagnostic procedures solely analyses responses with respect to the number of correctly generated words which do not allow a differentiation between the different cognitive components involved. The aim of the project is to identify the underlying problem of the limited output in verbal fluency in patients with dementia and patients with schizophrenia and find additional procedures to analyse word generation performance.
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Firstly, the aim is to describe the interaction between lexical-semantic processing, and working memory and executive functioning in Croatian-speaking patients with first episode psychosis with schizophrenia features/symptoms and the healthy population. Secondly, the aim is to test the methodological possibilities of psycholinguistic parameters, namely concreteness/abstractness, imageability, associations, subjective frequency, age of acquisition and emotional valence. Thirdly, the aim is to explore if lexical-semantic tests can be utilized as a tool in diagnostics and illness phase identification.
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Research was partially funded by the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Firstly, the aim is to investigate the effects of basic vs. verbal teaching in the transmission of Oldowan (chopping tool) and Mousterian (sidescraper) tool production. Secondly, the aim is to determine using a neuropsychological test battery which neurocognitive functions are correlated with chopping tool and sidescraper production.