Constituent order and semantic parallelism in online comprehension: eye-tracking evidence from German.

@article{Knoeferle2009ConstituentOA,
  title={Constituent order and semantic parallelism in online comprehension: eye-tracking evidence from German.},
  author={Pia Knoeferle and Matthew W. Crocker},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={62 12},
  pages={2338-71}
}
Reading times for the second conjunct of and-coordinated clauses are faster when the second conjunct parallels the first conjunct in its syntactic or semantic (animacy) structure than when its structure differs (Frazier, Munn, & Clifton, 2000; Frazier, Taft, Roeper, & Clifton, 1984). What remains unclear, however, is the time course of parallelism effects, their scope, and the kinds of linguistic information to which they are sensitive. Findings from the first two eye-tracking experiments… CONTINUE READING
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