Patterson, Clare ORCID: 0000-0002-0790-4892 and Felser, Claudia ORCID: 0000-0001-9424-0950 (2019). Delayed Application of Binding Condition C During Cataphoric Pronoun Resolution. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 48 (2). pp. 453-475. ISSN 0090-6905

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Previous research has shown that during cataphoric pronoun resolution, the predictive search for an antecedent is restricted by a structure-sensitive constraint known as ‘Condition C’, such that an antecedent is only considered when the constraint does not apply. Evidence has mainly come from self-paced reading (SPR), a method which may not be able to pick up on short-lived effects over the timecourse of processing. This study investigates whether or not the active search mechanism is constrained by Condition C at all points in time during cataphoric processing. We carried out one eye-tracking during reading and a parallel SPR experiment, accompanied by offline coreference judgment tasks. Although offline judgments about coreference were constrained by Condition C, the eye-tracking experiment revealed temporary consideration of antecedents that should be ruled out by Condition C. The SPR experiment using exactly the same materials indicated, conversely, that only structurally appropriate antecedents were considered. Taken together, our results suggest that the application of Condition C may be delayed during naturalistic reading.

Item Type: Journal Article
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-503784
DOI: 10.1007/s10936-018-9613-4
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
Volume: 48
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 453-475
Date: 2019
ISSN: 0090-6905
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 3: Deutsche Sprache und Literatur > Institut für Deutsche Sprache und Literatur I
Collaborative Research Centers > CRC 1252: Prominence in Language > TP C07
Subjects: Language, Linguistics
Refereed: Yes


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