Syntactic parsing preferences and their on-line revisions: a spatio-temporal analysis of event-related brain potentials.

@article{Friederici2001SyntacticPP,
  title={Syntactic parsing preferences and their on-line revisions: a spatio-temporal analysis of event-related brain potentials.},
  author={Angela D. Friederici and Axel Mecklinger and Kevin M. Spencer and Karsten Steinhauer and Emanuel Donchin},
  journal={Brain research. Cognitive brain research},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={305-23}
}
The present study investigates the processes involved in the recovery from temporarily ambiguous garden-path sentences. Event-related brain potentials (ERP) were recorded while subjects read German subject-object ambiguous relative and complement clauses. As both clause types are initially analyzed as subject-first structures, object-first structures require a revision which is more difficult for complement than for relative clauses. The hypothesis is tested that the revision process consists… CONTINUE READING

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