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ERIC Number: ED359748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 18
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Reconciling the Psychological with the Linguistic in Accounts of Text Comprehension.
Garrod, Simon
This paper explores the problem of reconciling general psychological processing constraints with linguistic constraints on discourse structure. Two types of psychological constraints, the 'immediacy constraint' and the 'limited focusing constraint' are shown to combine with linguistic constraints to determine the pattern of eye movements during reading in two case studies. Data suggest that (1) there is a role for both immediacy and limited focusing in parsing, and (2) lexical priming was evident, but could not account for subtler effects of contextual restriction that only appear when processing definite noun-phrases. Psychological and linguistic determinates of processing may interact in much more complicated ways than has been assumed. (Author/JP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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