Using eye-tracking to study anaphoric relations processing in European Portuguese

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Using eye-tracking to study anaphoric relations processing in European Portuguese

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dc.contributor.author Costa, Armanda
dc.contributor.author Matos, Gabriela
dc.contributor.author Luegi, Paula
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-09T09:17:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-09T09:17:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.issn 1647-7677
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10437/2310
dc.description.abstract In this study we evaluate processing costs of different types of anaphoric expressions during reading. We consider three types of anaphoric expressions in Subject sentential position: a null pronoun (pro), and two gaps produced by syntactic movement: a WHvariable and a NP copy. Given that coreferential pro exhibits more referential weight than wh- and NP-gaps, and grounded on theories of referential processing based on relations of hierarchy and accessibility of the antecedent, we raise the hypothesis that the more dependent on its antecedent the anaphoric null constituent is, and the more minimal is the distance in terms of hierarchical structure between the anaphoric null element and its antecedent, the lower are the cognitive costs in processing. To test our hypothesis, we registered the eye movements with R6-HS ASL system of 20 Portuguese adult native speakers. Text regions including the selected anaphoric expressions were delimited and tagged. We analyzed the reading time of each region taking into account the number and duration of eye fixations per region; we used the reading time by character in milliseconds in order to compare values between regions of different length. We found a significant advantage in the reading time of the gaps arising from movement over the reading time of pro. pt
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dc.language.iso eng pt
dc.rights openAccess
dc.subject EYE TRACKING pt
dc.subject LÍNGUA PORTUGUESA pt
dc.subject GRAMÁTICA PORTUGUESA pt
dc.subject PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE en
dc.subject PORTUGUESE GRAMMAR en
dc.title Using eye-tracking to study anaphoric relations processing in European Portuguese pt
dc.type article pt


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