eye tracking

Global expectations mediate local constraint: evidence from concessive structures

Numerous studies have found facilitation for lexical processing in highly constraining contexts. However, less is known about cases in which immediately preceding (local) and broader (global) contextual constraint conflict. In two eye-tracking while …

The effect of position on relative clauses

L2 adaptation to uninformative prosody during structural analysis: A visual world study

This study investigated how L2 learners use prosodic boundary information in processing globally ambiguous sentences such as The boy will see the tiger with the binoculars. It was also examined whether structural analysis in L2 is affected when …

Delayed attachment commitments for parenthetical relative clauses: An eye-tracking study

We investigate how not-at-issue content is integrated into a sentence by comparing the online attachment of parenthetical relative clauses to that of better-studied restrictive relative clauses. In an eye-tracking experiment, we report an early …

Resolving ambiguous VP ellipsis in eye tracking: A case for underspecification

Thinking ahead has its limits: Structural prediction with correlative and quantificational both

Expressions such as 'either' can be used in a correlative structure ('either...or') or as a quantifier ('either student'). Previous research found that sentence-initial correlative 'either' facilitated coordination processing by generating a …

Complement coercion induces greater garden path cost: Two eye tracking studies

Correlative adverbs mark not only scope but also contrast: Corpus and eye tracking data

Thematic assignment before repair: Syntactic and prosodic cues in reanalysis.

Implicit prosody and thematic assignment in garden-path recovery.