Does Discourse Congruence Influence Spoken Language Comprehension before Lexical Association? Evidence from Event-Related Potentials.

@article{Boudewyn2012DoesDC,
  title={Does Discourse Congruence Influence Spoken Language Comprehension before Lexical Association? Evidence from Event-Related Potentials.},
  author={Megan A. Boudewyn and Peter C. Gordon and Debra L. Long and Lara R Polse and Tamara Y. Swaab},
  journal={Language and cognitive processes},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={698-733}
}
The goal of this study was to examine how lexical association and discourse congruence affect the time course of processing incoming words in spoken discourse. In an ERP norming study, we presented prime-target pairs in the absence of a sentence context to obtain a baseline measure of lexical priming. We observed a typical N400 effect when participants heard critical associated and unassociated target words in word pairs. In a subsequent experiment, we presented the same word pairs in spoken… CONTINUE READING

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