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The misinterpretation of noncanonical sentences
  • F. Ferreira
  • Psychology, Linguistics
    Cognitive Psychology
  • 1 September 2003
Thematic Roles Assigned along the Garden Path Linger
TLDR
It is concluded that the goal of language processing is not always to create an idealized structure, but rather to create a representation that is "good enough" to satisfy the comprehender that an appropriate interpretation has been obtained.
Good-Enough Representations in Language Comprehension
People comprehend utterances rapidly and without conscious effort. Traditional theories assume that sentence processing is algorithmic and that meaning is derived compositionally. The language
Effects of foveal processing difficulty on the perceptual span in reading: implications for attention and eye movement control.
TLDR
The perceptual span is variable and attentionally constrained and the implications of the results for current models of the relation between covert visual-spatial attention and eye movement control in reading are discussed.
Choice of Passive Voice is Affected by Verb Type and Animacy
Abstract In four experiments, subjects were presented with two nouns and a verb and asked to construct a sentence. The primary manipulation was whether the verb was "normal" (agent-theme or
Eye movements in reading and information processing :
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2015.07.004 0749-596X/ 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. q A comprehensive review and critical analysis of Keith Rayner’s entire body of research would require
The 'Good Enough' Approach to Language Comprehension
TLDR
It is argued that the GE approach to language comprehension is similar to the use of fast and frugal heuristics for decision-making, and that future research should explore this connection more thoroughly.
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