ERIC Number: EJ778686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
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"And yet It Moves" or Why Grammar Overrides Frequency: A Reply to Kempen and Harbusch
Bornkessel, Ina; Schlesewsky, Matthias; Friederici, Angela D.
Cognition, v90 n2 p211-213 Dec 2003
We show that Kempen and Harbusch's ("Cognition" (2003) "this issue") arguments against our claims cannot be upheld. On the one hand, their alternative account of our data that is based on the availability of constructions with object-experiencer verbs is not compatible with the literature on the processing of these types of sentences in German. Moreover, their allegation that we failed to conduct an accurate corpus count is simply a misreading of our paper. Insofar, the commentary in no way casts doubt on our claim that grammatical regularities override frequency during online comprehension.
Descriptors: Sentences, Grammar, Criticism, Verbs, Language Processing, German, Language Research, Computational Linguistics, Reading Comprehension, Computers
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