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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 …

Spurious NPI licensing and exhaustification.

Under certain circumstances, speakers are subject to so-called spurious NPI licensing effects, whereby they perceive that NPIs without a c–commanding licensor are in fact licensed and grammatical. Previous studies have all involved the presence of a …