publication . Article . 2015

Hyper-active gap filling

Akira eOmaki; Ellen F Lau; Imogen eDavidson White; Myles Louis Dakan; Aaron eApple; Colin ePhillips;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2015 Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 6 (issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
Much work has demonstrated that speakers of verb-final languages are able to construct rich syntactic representations in advance of verb information. This may reflect general architectural properties of the language processor, or it may only reflect a language-specific adaptation to the demands of verb-finality. The present study addresses this issue by examining whether speakers of a verb-medial language (English) wait to consult verb transitivity information before constructing filler-gap dependencies, where internal arguments are fronted and hence precede the verb. This configuration makes it possible to investigate whether the parser actively makes represent...
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free text keywords: active gap filling, verb transitivity, Psychology, island, plausibility mismatch effects, prediction, BF1-990, eye-tracking, Original Research, filler-gap dependency
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NSF| DDIG: Commitment and Flexibility in the Developing Parser
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0954651
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences | Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
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NSF| Structure Generation in Language Comprehension
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0848554
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences | Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
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NSF| Development and adaptation of active dependency completion mechanisms
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1423117
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences | Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
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NIH| Selection Mechanisms Regulating Contextual Predictions in Language
Project
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 1F32HD063221-01A1
  • Funding stream: EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH &HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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publication . Article . 2015

Hyper-active gap filling

Akira eOmaki; Ellen F Lau; Imogen eDavidson White; Myles Louis Dakan; Aaron eApple; Colin ePhillips;