Semantic illusion depends on information structure: ERP evidence.

@article{Wang2009SemanticID,
  title={Semantic illusion depends on information structure: ERP evidence.},
  author={Lin Wang and Peter Hagoort and Yufang Yang},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2009},
  volume={1282},
  pages={50-6}
}
Next to propositional content, speakers distribute information in their utterances in such a way that listeners can make a distinction between new (focused) and given (non-focused) information. This is referred to as information structure. We measured event-related potentials (ERPs) to explore the role of information structure in semantic processing. Following different questions in wh-question-answer pairs (e.g. What kind of vegetable did Ming buy for cooking today?/Who bought the vegetables… CONTINUE READING

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