Processing Polarity: How the Ungrammatical Intrudes on the Grammatical

  title={Processing Polarity: How the Ungrammatical Intrudes on the Grammatical},
  author={Shravan Vasishth and Sven Br{\"u}ssow and Richard L. Lewis and Heiner Drenhaus},
  journal={Cognitive science},
  volume={32 4},
A central question in online human sentence comprehension is, "How are linguistic relations established between different parts of a sentence?" Previous work has shown that this dependency resolution process can be computationally expensive, but the underlying reasons for this are still unclear. This article argues that dependency resolution is mediated by cue-based retrieval, constrained by independently motivated working memory principles defined in a cognitive architecture. To demonstrate… CONTINUE READING