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Five experiments present the first piece of evidence from online processing (self-paced reading and eyetracking) that omitting the middle verb in a double center embedding yields an illusion of grammaticality in English, but not in German. One commonly accepted explanation for the English illusion – based on data from offline acceptability ratings – is the(More)
Seven experiments using self-paced reading and eyetracking suggest that omitting the middle verb in a double center embedding leads to easier processing in English but leads to greater difficulty in German. One commonly accepted explanation for the English pattern—based on data from offline acceptability ratings and due to Gibson & Thomas (1999)—is that(More)
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