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By T. Lachmann, A. D. Friederici, E. Witruk (auth.), Evelin Witruk, Angela D. Friederici, Thomas Lachmann (eds.)

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The current e-book includes chosen contributions from the foreign convention "Basic Mechanisms of Language and Language Disorders". This convention used to be held in Leipzig in September 1999, and used to be geared up via the dept of Psychology on the collage of Leipzig in collaboration with the Max-Planck­ Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, and the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. It was once held to commemorate the one hundred and twentieth anniversary of the root of the world's first institute of experimental psychology via Wilhelm Wundt in Leipzig. This variation examines new effects from diverse fields of psychology and neuro­ psychology of language, examining, and studying incapacity. The awarded e-book makes a speciality of the next major themes: • easy features OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LANGUAGE COMPREHENSION • easy features OF analyzing • uncomplicated capabilities OF examining incapacity The identify "Basic features of Language, interpreting and studying incapacity" expresses the interdisciplinary personality of the e-book. It goals not just at bringing jointly various theoretical techniques, but in addition at connecting those techniques with utilized paintings. because it is critical to appreciate easy capabilities of language and interpreting with the intention to comprehend studying incapacity, the current publication strives to foster a systematic alternate, and to advertise the emergence of synergy results among the various fields.

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Experimental and control probes were also equated for both "goodness-of-fit" to the sentence as heard up to the point the probe appeared (this involved a rating scale ranking of goodness of fit of the probe to the "preceding" sentence fragment) and for "relatedness-of-probe-to-sentence" (again, a rating scale). 2 Results The critical findings were: A main effect for Probe Type (related vs. OOl), which did not interact significantly with the AmbiguityMeaning factor (Primary vs. Secondary). Planned a priori comparisons performed on the related vs.

1. CASE AMBIGUITY RESOLUTION It has been noted that, on a variety of behavioral measures, subjects show differing responses to unexpected resolution of Case ambiguity dependent upon the source of the disambiguating information. One source is research on processing of German sentences containing Case ambiguous initial NPs (see also Sekerina (in press) for Russian). In the following examples the initial NP is ambiguous between Nominative and Accusative Case. There are two ways such an ambiguity can be resolved: via contrast with a morphologically Case marked second NP as illustrated in A or via number agreement or disagreement between NPl and the verb, as illustrated in C.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors gratefully acknowledge support from the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience for supporting the writing of this chapter and NIH grants DC 02984 and DC 03681 for the supporting the research presented herein. We also wish to thank Vikki Bouck for her contributions to projects reported in this chapter. 8. AFFILIATIONS Dr. David Swinney Dr. edu 9. NOTES I 2 J NB: This is not a question concerning whether prior context ultimately constrains the lexical information used in a final interpretation of a sentence; the answer to that question is transparently obvious-it clearly does so.

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