Comprehending Conceptual Anaphors in Spanish.

  title={Comprehending Conceptual Anaphors in Spanish.},
  author={Manuel Carreiras and Morton Ann Gernsbacher},
  journal={Language and cognitive processes},
  volume={7 3-4},
This paper examines the mechanisms involved in the assignment of an antecedent to an anaphoric element. In general, pronouns must match their antecedents at least with respect to number and gender. Sensitivity to such constraints has been shown in several experiments. But Gernsbacher (1991) has also shown that people have no difficulty comprehending a plural pronoun with an antecedent that is grammatically singular but conceptually plural. In the first three experiments, we tested whether such… CONTINUE READING