The role of structural prediction in rapid syntactic analysis.

  title={The role of structural prediction in rapid syntactic analysis.},
  author={Ellen F. Lau and Clare Margaret Anne Stroud and Silke Plesch and Colin Phillips},
  journal={Brain and language},
  volume={98 1},
A number of recent electrophysiological studies of sentence processing have shown that a subclass of syntactic violations elicits very rapid ERP responses, occurring within around 200 ms of the onset of the violation. Such findings raise the question of how it is possible to diagnose violations so quickly. This paper suggests that very rapid diagnosis of errors is possible specifically in situations where the diagnosis problem is tightly constrained by specific expectations generated before the… CONTINUE READING

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