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Structural prediction during language comprehension revealed by electrophysiology: Evidence from Italian auxiliaries

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Prediction in language comprehension has become a key mechanism in recent psycholinguistic theory, with evidence from lexical prediction as a primary source. Less work has focused on whether comprehenders also make structural predictions above the lexical level. Previous research shows that processing is facilitated for syntactic structures which are predictable based on context; however, there is so far no direct evidence that speakers formulate structural predictions ahead of encountering i...

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10.1037/xlm0001115

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Journal:
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition More from this journal
Volume:
49
Issue:
1
Pages:
116-129
Publication date:
2023-01-01
Acceptance date:
2021-11-16
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EISSN:
1939-1285
ISSN:
0278-7393
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1210128
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pubs:1210128
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2021-11-17

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