Individual differences and contextual bias in pronoun resolution: evidence from ERPs.

@article{Nieuwland2006IndividualDA,
  title={Individual differences and contextual bias in pronoun resolution: evidence from ERPs.},
  author={Mante S. Nieuwland and Jos van Berkum},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2006},
  volume={1118 1},
  pages={155-67}
}
Although we usually have no trouble finding the right antecedent for a pronoun, the co-reference relations between pronouns and antecedents in everyday language are often 'formally' ambiguous. But a pronoun is only really ambiguous if a reader or listener indeed perceives it to be ambiguous. Whether this is the case may depend on at least two factors: the language processing skills of an individual reader, and the contextual bias towards one particular referential interpretation. In the current… CONTINUE READING

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