Gradiency and Visual Context in Syntactic Garden-Paths.

@article{Farmer2007GradiencyAV,
  title={Gradiency and Visual Context in Syntactic Garden-Paths.},
  author={Thomas A. Farmer and Sarah A. Cargill and Michael J. Spivey},
  journal={Journal of memory and language},
  year={2007},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={
          570-595
        }
}
Through recording the streaming x, y coordinates of computer-mouse movements, we report evidence that visual context provides an immediate constraint on the resolution of syntactic ambiguity in the visual-world paradigm. This finding converges with previous eye-tracking results that support a constraint-based account of sentence processing, in which multiple partially-active syntactic alternatives compete against one another with the help of not only syntactic, semantic, and statistical factors… CONTINUE READING

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