eye-tracking

Processing ambiguities in attachment and pronominal reference

The nature of ambiguity resolution has important implications for models of sentence processing in general. Studies of structural ambiguities, such as modifier attachment ambiguities, have generally supported a model in which a single analysis of …

A cross-linguistic investigation of proactive, similarity-based retrieval interference in sentence comprehension: No support from English, German and Russian eye-tracking data

Cue-based parsing theories posit that dependency resolution during real-time sentence comprehension relies on cue-based retrieval of linguistic items encoded in memory. This retrieval mechanism is prone to similarity-based interference, which can …

Rebels without a clause: Processing reflexives in fronted wh-predicates..

In the present study we report two self-paced reading experiments that investigate antecedent retrieval processes in sentence comprehension by contrasting the real-time processing behavior of two different reflexive anaphors in Mandarin Chinese. …

Attachment and concord of temporal adverbs: evidence from eye movements.

The present study examined the processing of temporal adverbial phrases such as “last week”, which must agree in temporal features with the verb they modify. We investigated readers’ sensitivity to this feature match or mismatch in two eye-tracking …

Processing of Norwegian complex verbs: Evidence for early decomposition

We examined the processing of Norwegian complex verbs—compounds consisting of a prepositional prefix and a verbal root—to investigate the lexical decomposition of such morphologically complex compounds. In an eyetracking-while-reading study, we …