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Early sensitivity to discourse-level anomalies: Evidence from self-paced reading

Stewart, Andrew; Kidd, Evan; Haigh, Matthew


Two word-by-word, self-paced reading experiments investigated the speed with which readers were sensitive to discourse-level anomalies. An account arguing for delayed sensitivity (Guzman Klin, 2000) was contrasted with one allowing for rapid sensitivity (Myers O'Brien, 1998). Anomalies related to spatial information (Experiment 1) and character-attribute information (Experiment 2) were examined. Both experiments found that readers displayed rapid sensitivity to the anomalous information. A...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Discourse Processes
DOI: 10.1080/01638530802629091


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