Agreement attraction in comprehension : representations and processes *

@inproceedings{Wagers2009AgreementAI,
  title={Agreement attraction in comprehension : representations and processes *},
  author={Matthew Webb Wagers and Ellen F. Lau and Colin Phillips},
  year={2009}
}
Much work has demonstrated so-called attraction errors in the production of subject-verb agreement (e.g., 'The key to the cabinets are on the table', [Bock, J. K., & Miller, C. A. (1991). Broken agreement. Cognitive Psychology, 23, 45-93]), in which a verb erroneously agrees with an intervening noun. Six self-paced reading experiments examined the online mechanisms underlying the analogous attraction effects that have been shown in comprehension; namely reduced disruption for subject-verb… CONTINUE READING
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