Limits on lexical prediction during reading.

  title={Limits on lexical prediction during reading.},
  author={Steven G. Luke and Kiel Christianson},
  journal={Cognitive psychology},
Efficient language processing may involve generating expectations about upcoming input. To investigate the extent to which prediction might facilitate reading, a large-scale survey provided cloze scores for all 2689 words in 55 different text passages. Highly predictable words were quite rare (5% of content words), and most words had a more-expected competitor. An eye-tracking study showed sensitivity to cloze probability but no mis-prediction cost. Instead, the presence of a more-expected… CONTINUE READING
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