(Mis)interpreting agreement attraction: Evidence from a novel dual-task paradigm

Ananda Lila Zoe Schlueter, Dan Parker, Ellen Lau

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Cue-based memory retrieval theories provide an explicit account of real-time linguistic dependency formation that specifies how linguistic representations are encoded and later accessed in memory. However, existing theories are underspecified about how the products of memory retrieval are integrated into higher levels of semantic and discourse processing during real-time comprehension. Here, we report data from a novel dual-task design, which combines self-paced reading with a speeded forced choice task showing that misretrieval in processing a formal dependency (agreement) also has an impact on interpretive dependency formation, but only in a small subset of the trials in which grammatical misretrieval occurs.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2017
EventCUNY 2017 - Boston, United States
Duration: 30 Mar 20171 Apr 2017


ConferenceCUNY 2017
CountryUnited States


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