Structural and Semantic Selectivity in the Electrophysiology of Sentence Comprehension

Structural and Semantic Selectivity in the Electrophysiology of Sentence Comprehension

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Recent studies have shown that sentences containing a semantically anomalous interpretation but an unambiguous, grammatical structure (e.g., The meal was devouring...) elicit a P600 response, the component classically elicited by syntactic anomalies, rather than an N400, the component typically elicited by semantic anomalies (Kim and Osterhout, 2005). This has been interpreted as evidence that the processor analyzed meal as a good theme for devour, even though this interpretation is not supported by the sentential structure. This led to the claim that semantic composition can proceed independently of syntactic structure.... the creamy fudge The beautiful illustrations of the creamy fudge 15 The instruction manual was photocopied by the spy. ... leather case The long blade in the leather case 19 The garlic bread was delivered by the restaurant earlier that day.


Title:Structural and Semantic Selectivity in the Electrophysiology of Sentence Comprehension
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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