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ERIC Number: EJ757913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 33
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0285
Priming Ditransitive Structures in Comprehension
Arai, Manabu; van Gompel, Roger P. G.; Scheepers, Cristoph
Cognitive Psychology, v54 n3 p218-250 May 2007
Many studies have shown evidence for syntactic priming during language production (e.g., Bock, 1986). It is often assumed that comprehension and production share similar mechanisms and that priming also occurs during comprehension (e.g., Pickering & Garrod, 2004). Research investigating priming during comprehension (e.g., Branigan et al., 2005 and Scheepers and Crocker, 2004) has mainly focused on syntactic ambiguities that are very different from the meaning-equivalent structures used in production research. In two experiments, we investigated whether priming during comprehension occurs in ditransitive sentences similar to those used in production research. When the verb was repeated between prime and target, we observed a priming effect similar to that in production. However, we observed no evidence for priming when the verbs were different. Thus, priming during comprehension occurs for very similar structures as priming during production, but in contrast to production, the priming effect is completely lexically dependent.
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Language: English
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