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Information Structure Influences Depth of Syntactic Processing: Event-Related Potential Evidence for the Chomsky Illusion
Wang, Lin1,2,3; Bastiaansen, Marcel1,3; Yang, Yufang2; Hagoort, Peter1,3; Hagoort, P (reprint author), Max Planck Inst Psycholinguist, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
2012-10-24
Source PublicationPLOS ONE
ISSN1932-6203
SubtypeArticle
Volume7Issue:10Pages:e47917
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AbstractInformation structure facilitates communication between interlocutors by highlighting relevant information. It has previously been shown that information structure modulates the depth of semantic processing. Here we used event-related potentials to investigate whether information structure can modulate the depth of syntactic processing. In question-answer pairs, subtle (number agreement) or salient (phrase structure) syntactic violations were placed either in focus or out of focus through information structure marking. P600 effects to these violations reflect the depth of syntactic processing. For subtle violations, a P600 effect was observed in the focus condition, but not in the non-focus condition. For salient violations, comparable P600 effects were found in both conditions. These results indicate that information structure can modulate the depth of syntactic processing, but that this effect depends on the salience of the information. When subtle violations are not in focus, they are processed less elaborately. We label this phenomenon the Chomsky illusion.
Subject AreaCognitive Psychology
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Language英语
Funding OrganizationChinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)-Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Project Intro.This work was supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)-Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Joint PhD Training Program (http://www.knaw.nl/Pages/DEF/27/259.bGFuZz1FTkc.html). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
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Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/11864
Collection中国科学院行为科学重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorHagoort, P (reprint author), Max Planck Inst Psycholinguist, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
Affiliation1.Max Planck Inst Psycholinguist, Nijmegen, Netherlands
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Behav Sci, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Donders Inst Brain Cognit & Behav, NL-6525 ED Nijmegen, Netherlands
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Wang, Lin,Bastiaansen, Marcel,Yang, Yufang,et al. Information Structure Influences Depth of Syntactic Processing: Event-Related Potential Evidence for the Chomsky Illusion[J]. PLOS ONE,2012,7(10):e47917.
APA Wang, Lin,Bastiaansen, Marcel,Yang, Yufang,Hagoort, Peter,&Hagoort, P .(2012).Information Structure Influences Depth of Syntactic Processing: Event-Related Potential Evidence for the Chomsky Illusion.PLOS ONE,7(10),e47917.
MLA Wang, Lin,et al."Information Structure Influences Depth of Syntactic Processing: Event-Related Potential Evidence for the Chomsky Illusion".PLOS ONE 7.10(2012):e47917.
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