The Psychological Reality of Local Coherences in Sentence Processing

  title={The Psychological Reality of Local Coherences in Sentence Processing},
  author={Lars Konieczny},
Dynamical systems of language processing predict that sentence processing complexity is not only a function of the globally coherent structure ranging from the beginning of the sentence to its current point of processing, but also a function of locally coherent sub-parses. This paper presents an experiment that tests whether locally coherent, yet globally false continuations affect on-line anomaly detection times. The results indicate that they do interfere with processing, but only if the… CONTINUE READING

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