Predictive processing of aspectual information: evidence from event-related brain potentials

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We conducted an event-related potential experiment using aspectual coercion to examine whether aspectual information is predictively processed prior to verb input in Japanese. In the experiment, experimental sentences were presented with two presentation durations (500 ms vs. 800 ms) to manipulate the temporal predictability of a verb. Aspectually coerced sentences elicited an early anterior negativity (AN) only when participants had a sufficient time to generate an aspectual prediction for a verb. A late AN was observed in aspectual coercion irrespective of the manipulation of the duration. This result indicates that early AN is elicited by a prediction error pertaining to aspectual information, suggesting that aspectual information is computed predictively based on adverbials without waiting for verb information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)718-733
Number of pages16
JournalLanguage, Cognition and Neuroscience
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 3 2018

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Coercion
Automatic Data Processing
Evoked Potentials
brain
event
Brain
evidence
experiment
manipulation
Verbs
Event-related Brain Potentials
Anterior Negativity
Experiment
Aspectual Coercion
Prediction

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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Predictive processing of aspectual information : evidence from event-related brain potentials. / Yano, Masataka.

In: Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, Vol. 33, No. 6, 03.07.2018, p. 718-733.

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