TB6 D&L Lecture 3; Parsing and Syntactic ambiguity

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1. Where were the longer fixations in a study by Farzier & Rayner (1982)?

  • Disambiguating regions, more regressions to ambiguous material
  • Ambiguous regions, more regressions to disambiguating material
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2. How does animacy affect the parse?

  • Makes a difference to the context of the garden path; evidence FOR a fully autonomous parser
  • Makes a difference to the size of the garden path; evidence AGAINST a fully autonomous parser
  • Makes a difference to the context of the garden path; evidence AGAINST a fully autonomous parser
  • Makes a difference to the size of the garden path; evidence FOR a fully autonomous parser

3. In Rayner & Frazier (1987), what did garden path sentences lead to?

  • Longer fixations at disambiguation point
  • None of the above
  • Longer fixations at disambiguation point, more regressive eye movements
  • More regressive eye movements

4. What does eyetracking provide a sensitivity to?

  • Channel switching
  • Speed of semantic processing
  • Speed of processing of individual words
  • Speed of lexical processing

5. What does spanish prefer?

  • Early closure
  • Late closure

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