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creator
Tamaoka, Katsuo
Kawahara, Jun-ichiro
Miyaoka, Yayoi
subject
Scrambling
phrase-length order
sentence processing
syntactic structure
NDC
Japanese
Psychology
abstract
The present study investigated the effects of phrase length and scrambling in the processing of Japanese sentences. Reading times of short phrases, long phrases, verbs, and whole sentences, measured by the method of self-paced reading, did not differ in terms of phrase-length order and scrambling. In addition, four types of sentences constructed on the basis of phrase-length order and scrambling did not affect duration times of correctness decision-making for sentences. However, error rates differed between canonical and scrambled sentences regardless of phrase-length order. This result implies that scrambled sentences were harder to judge as correct sentences than canonical sentences. Thus, scrambling affects the appropriate integration of information, whereas phrase-length order is simply an indication of preference and not of cognitive processing. To explain the present result, the authors propose the “configurational structure without movement," which predicts no difference in speed between the processing of canonical and scrambled sentences, apart from error rates.
journal title
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
volume
Volume 32
issue
Issue 4
start page
431
end page
454
date of issued
2003-07
publisher
Springer
issn
0090-6905
publisher doi
language
eng
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
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rights
Copyright (c) 2003 Springer
The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
relation is version of URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1024851729985
department
International Student Center