Ungrammaticality detection and garden path strength: Evidence for serial parsing

@article{Meng2000UngrammaticalityDA,
  title={Ungrammaticality detection and garden path strength: Evidence for serial parsing},
  author={Michael Meng and Markus Bader},
  journal={Language and Cognitive Processes},
  year={2000},
  volume={15},
  pages={615 - 666}
}
  • M. Meng, M. Bader
  • Published 1 December 2000
  • Linguistics
  • Language and Cognitive Processes
It is still a controversial issue whether the human sentence processor computes syntactic representations serially or in parallel. We address this question by comparing the processing of different types of ambiguous garden path sentences with the processing of corresponding ungrammatical sentences. The ungrammatical sentences lead to the same type of syntactic mismatch that arises in the garden path sentences at the point of disambiguation, but they cannot be reanalysed. Using the speeded… 
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