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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Mar 2019|
|Event||32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing - University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, United States|
Duration: 29 Mar 2019 → 31 Mar 2019
Conference number: 32nd
|Conference||32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing|
|Period||29/03/19 → 31/03/19|
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.