Response time distributional evidence for distinct varieties of number attraction.

  title={Response time distributional evidence for distinct varieties of number attraction.},
  author={Adrian Staub},
  volume={114 3},
Speakers are known to make subject-verb agreement errors both when a number-mismatching noun intervenes between the head of the subject phrase and the verb (e.g., *The key to the cabinets are on the table) and in configurations in which there is a number-mismatching noun that does not intervene (e.g., *The cabinets that the key open are on the second floor). Using a two-choice response time (RT) paradigm, Staub (2009) found that correct agreement decisions were also slowed in both cases. The… CONTINUE READING

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