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ERIC Number: EJ1128557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
Interaction between Syntactic Structure and Information Structure in the Processing of a Head-Final Language
Koizumi, Masatoshi; Imamura, Satoshi
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v46 n1 p247-260 Feb 2017
The effects of syntactic and information structures on sentence processing load were investigated using two reading comprehension experiments in Japanese, a head-final SOV language. In the first experiment, we discovered the main effects of syntactic and information structures, as well as their interaction, showing that interaction of these two factors is not restricted to head-initial languages. The second experiment revealed that the interaction between syntactic structure and information structure occurs at the second NP (O of SOV and S of OSV), which, crucially, is a pre-head position, suggesting the incremental nature of the processing of both syntactic structure and information structure in head-final languages.
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Language: English
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