Argument-Head Distance and Processing Complexity: Explaining both Locality and Antilocality Effects

@inproceedings{Vasishth2006ArgumentHeadDA,
  title={Argument-Head Distance and Processing Complexity: Explaining both Locality and Antilocality Effects},
  author={Shravan Vasishth and Richard Lindsay Lewis},
  year={2006}
}
Although proximity between arguments and verbs (locality) is a relatively robust determinant of sentenceprocessing difficulty (Hawkins, 1998, 2001; Gibson, 2000), increasing argument-verb distance can also facilitate processing (Konieczny, 2000). We present two self-paced reading (SPR) experiments involving Hindi that provide further evidence of anti-locality, and a third SPR experiment which suggests that similarity-based interference can attenuate this distance-based facilitation. A unified… CONTINUE READING

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