Anticipating syntax during reading: Evidence from the boundary change paradigm.

@article{Brothers2016AnticipatingSD,
  title={Anticipating syntax during reading: Evidence from the boundary change paradigm.},
  author={Trevor Brothers and Matthew J. Traxler},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={2016},
  volume={42 12},
  pages={
          1894-1906
        }
}
Previous evidence suggests that grammatical constraints have a rapid influence during language comprehension, particularly at the level of word categories (noun, verb, preposition). These findings are in conflict with a recent study from Angele, Laishley, Rayner, and Liversedge (2014), in which sentential fit had no early influence on word skipping rates during reading. In the present study, we used a gaze-contingent boundary change paradigm to manipulate the syntactic congruity of an upcoming… CONTINUE READING

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