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ERIC Number: EJ1057427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
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ISSN: ISSN-0278-7393
The Influence of Verb-Bound Syntactic Preferences on the Processing of Syntactic Structures
Segaert, Katrien; Weber, Kirsten; Cladder-Micus, Mira; Hagoort, Peter
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v40 n5 p1448-1460 Sep 2014
Speakers sometimes repeat syntactic structures across sentences, a phenomenon called syntactic priming. We investigated the influence of verb-bound syntactic preferences on syntactic priming effects in response choices and response latencies for German ditransitive sentences. In the response choices we found "inverse preference effects": There were stronger syntactic priming effects for primes in the "less" preferred structure, given the syntactic preference of the prime verb. In the response latencies we found "positive preference effects": There were stronger syntactic priming effects for primes in the "more" preferred structure, given the syntactic preference of the prime verb. These findings provide further support for the idea that syntactic processing is lexically guided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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