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ERIC Number: EJ851493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
The Advantage of First Mention in Korean: The Temporal Contributions of Syntactic, Semantic, and Pragmatic Factors
Kim, Sung-il; Lee, Jae-ho; Gernsbacher, Morton Ann
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v33 n6 p475-491 Nov 2004
Using Korean, we investigated how syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic factors influence the representation of a sentence, in particular, the relative accessibility of different components of a sentence representation. In six experiments, participants performed a probe recognition task after reading each of a series of sentences. We manipulated the rate at which each word of the sentence was presented (250 ms and 500 ms) and the interval between the sentence-final word and the probe-recognition test word (immediate, 500 ms delay, and 1000 ms delay). We also manipulated the syntactic position (subject versus object), semantic role (agent versus patient), and order of mention (first-versus second-mentioned participant) of the probed item. Pragmatic factors (the order of mention) strongly influenced accessibility immediately and through the longest delay, whereas syntactic and semantic factors had little effect.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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