Lexical boost from the subject noun: the influence of task

Laura Wakeford, Leila Kantola, Roger van Gompel

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Abstract

To test the prediction that the lexical boost is driven by explicit memory (e.g., Chang et al, 2006), we tested for a subject noun boost, using prepositional object or double object structures, when participants could look back to a prime sentence while completing a target sentence (Experiment 1) or not (Experiment 2). We report a subject noun boost but only when participants could see the prime, suggesting that when available, the prime acted as a cue to boost the activation of its structure. These results indicate that the subject noun boost is affected by how explicit the word repetition is.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing - University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, United States
Duration: 29 Mar 201931 Mar 2019
Conference number: 32nd
https://www.colorado.edu/event/cuny2019/

Conference

Conference32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder
Period29/03/1931/03/19
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    Wakeford, L., Kantola, L., & van Gompel, R. (2019). Lexical boost from the subject noun: the influence of task. Abstract from 32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Boulder, United States. https://www.colorado.edu/event/cuny2019/sites/default/files/attached-files/c33_wakeford_etal.pdf