Argument-head Distance and Processing Complexity: Explaining Both Locality and Antilocality Effects


Although proximity between arguments and verbs (locality) is a relatively robust determinant of sentence-processing difficulty (Hawkins, 1998), (Hawkins, 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… (More)


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