Complement coercion is not modulated by competition: evidence from eye movements.

  title={Complement coercion is not modulated by competition: evidence from eye movements.},
  author={Steven Frisson and Brian McElree},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={34 1},
An eye-movement study examined the processing of expressions requiring complement coercion (J. Pustejovsky, 1995), in which a noun phrase that does not denote an event (e.g., the book) appears as the complement of an event-selecting verb (e.g., began the book). Previous studies demonstrated that these expressions are more costly to process than are control expressions that can be processed with basic compositional operations (L. Pylkkanen & B. McElree, 2006). Complement coercion is thought to… CONTINUE READING

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