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Agreement Processes In Sentence Comprehension

Eberhard, K.M., Cutting, J.C., Bock, K. (2005). Syntax of meaning: the agreement of numbers in the production of sentences. Psychological examination, 112, 531-559. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.112.3.531 Nevins, A., Dillon, B., Malhotra, S., Phillips, C. (2007). The role of the function number and function type in the treatment of Hindi verb violations. Brain Research, 1164, 81-94. In particular, the MM model does not provide for any different qualitative effects of quantification in simple and complex NP contexts. In other words, although much of the tagging and morphing data comes from attraction experiments, mm is not a pattern of attraction – it is a pattern of concordance in general. The attraction effects serve as windows on subtle sources of information that affect the presentation of agreements, because otherwise the performance of the agreement in non-attractive contexts would be close to the ceiling. Within the model, information from all the substantives within the sentence can contribute in the same way to the representation of the NP subject number. The essential difference in quantitative contributions relating to this representation of incorporated and unincorporated nouns is that nouns that are syntices further from the strain NP node should have a proportionally smaller effect than those closer to the strain`s NP node.

This is modeled within MM as a weighting parameter for each noc, weightings based on increasing syntactic distance decreasing to simulate activation disintegration that propagates through the structural hierarchy. However, the model does not propose any qualitative difference in quantification or other brand forms that contribute to the numbers for embedded head and noun names. In other words, all the effects of quantification and identifier on numerical representation would be qualitatively similar for integrated subtantes and head substrates (in simple or complex NPNs), although the quantitative influence of incorporated nouns may be proportionately smaller than the influence of head names. Eberhard, K.M. The accessibility of the conceptual number to the processes of the subject-verb agreement in English. Journal of Memory and Language, 41, 560-578. DeLong, K. A., Urbach, T. P., Kutas, M. (2005).

The word probabilistic Pre-activation during language comprehension, derived from the activity of the electric brain. Nature Neuroscience, 8, 1117-1121. doi:10.1038/nn1504 Gennari, S. P., MacDonald, M.C. (2009). Link between production and understanding processes: the case of relative clauses. Cognition, 111, 1-23. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2008.12.006 Molinaro, N., Barber, H., Carreiras, M.

(2011). Grammatical processing of reading contracts: ERP results and future directions. Cortex, 47, 908-930. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2011.02.019 Behavioural results are presented in Table 1. Overall, participants were more sensitive to violations in the quantified condition than to the uns quantified condition, the statistically significant difference in A values (less un quantified average difference – 0.042, SE – 0.012, 95% CI: 017-066), t (19) – 3,580, p -.002. To ensure that we have sufficient statistical performance to detect small modulations of the P600, we have included a filling condition in which we expected to observe progressive P600 effects. A set of 90 frames of sentences was created by Osterhout, Holcomb, and Swinney (1994) in order to obtain the effects of the distortion of transexity on the treatment of substitute verbs with external verbs (i.e. Verbs that do not NP supplements), biased verbs in transit (i.e. verbs that are more common with NP as sensitive supplements) and completely transitive verbs (e.g.

B the captain agreed/heard/purchased the crew was unhappy).