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ERIC Number: EJ830300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Investigating the Causes of Wrap-Up Effects: Evidence from Eye Movements and E-Z Reader
Warren, Tessa; White, Sarah J.; Reichle, Erik D.
Cognition, v111 n1 p132-137 Apr 2009
Wrap-up effects in reading have traditionally been thought to reflect increased processing associated with intra- and inter-clause integration (Just, M. A. & Carpenter, P. A. (1980). A theory of reading: From eye fixations to comprehension. "Psychological Review, 87"(4), 329-354; Rayner, K., Kambe, G., & Duffy, S. A. (2000). The effect of clause wrap-up on eye movements during reading. "The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 53A"(4), 1061-1080; cf. Hirotani, M., Frazier, L., & Rayner, K. (2006). Punctuation and intonation effects on clause and sentence wrap-up: Evidence from eye movements. "Journal of Memory and Language", 54, 425-443). We report an eye-tracking experiment with a strong manipulation of integrative complexity at a critical word that was either sentence-final, ended a comma-marked clause, or was not comma-marked. Although both complexity and punctuation had reliable effects, they did not interact in any eye-movement measure. These results as well as simulations using the E-Z Reader model of eye-movement control (Reichle, E. D., Warren, T., & McConnell, K. (2009). Using E-Z Reader to model the effects of higher-level language processing on eye movements during reading. "Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16"(1), 1-20) suggest that traditional accounts of clause wrap-up are incomplete. (Contains 3 figures.)
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