Direct speech quotations promote low relative-clause attachment in silent reading of English

Yao, B. and Scheepers, C. (2018) Direct speech quotations promote low relative-clause attachment in silent reading of English. [Data Collection]

Datacite DOI: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-853105

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The implicit prosody hypothesis (Fodor, 1998, 2002) proposes that silent reading coincides with a default, implicit form of prosody to facilitate sentence processing. Recent research demonstrated that a more vivid form of implicit prosody is mentally simulated during silent reading of direct speech quotations (e.g., Mary said, “This dress is beautiful”), with neural and behavioural consequences (e.g., Yao, Belin, & Scheepers, 2011; Yao & Scheepers, 2011).
In this study, we explored the relation between ‘default’ and ‘simulated’ implicit prosody in the context of relative-clause (RC) attachment in English. English RC-attachment structures were embedded in direct speech, indirect speech or narrative sentences. Participants either completed sentence fragments ending in incomplete RCs (Experiment 1) or rated the felicity of unambiguous low vs. high RC-attachments in silent reading (Experiment 2) and in oral reading (Experiment 3), respectively.
In this data collection, you will find task instructions, data and R scripts for each of the three experiment.

Keywords: implicit prosody, relative-clause attachment, inner voice, direct quotations, indirect speech, mental simulation
College / School: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology > Interdisciplinary Social Interactions
Date Deposited: 07 May 2019 14:29
Funder's Name: ESRC
URI: http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/815

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Yao, B. and Scheepers, C. (2018); Direct speech quotations promote low relative-clause attachment in silent reading of English

University of Glasgow

DOI: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-853105

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