Brain potentials in the processing of complex sentences: an ERP study of control and raising constructions.

@article{Featherston2000BrainPI,
  title={Brain potentials in the processing of complex sentences: an ERP study of control and raising constructions.},
  author={Sam Featherston and Maurice Gross and Thomas F. M{\"u}nte and Harald Clahsen},
  journal={Journal of psycholinguistic research},
  year={2000},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={141-54}
}
In the present study we made use of Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) to examine raising and subject control constructions in German. Our most salient result is that the ERPs elicited at the empty subject position of a raising construction are clearly different from those elicited at the corresponding position of an otherwise identical subject control construction, the former producing a stronger P600. We argue that this result provides an electrophysiological correlate of the theoretical… CONTINUE READING

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