Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2022.2036781
Title: Investigating shared and distinct mechanisms in semantic and syntactic enrichment: a priming study
Authors: Ito, Aine 
Husband, E Matthew
Keywords: Science & Technology
Social Sciences
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
Behavioral Sciences
Linguistics
Psychology, Experimental
Psychology
Enrichment
complement coercion
priming
production
SENTENCE
COERCION
Issue Date: 11-Feb-2022
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Citation: Ito, Aine, Husband, E Matthew (2022-02-11). Investigating shared and distinct mechanisms in semantic and syntactic enrichment: a priming study. LANGUAGE COGNITION AND NEUROSCIENCE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2022.2036781
Abstract: Aspectual verbs (e.g. begin) and intensional verbs (e.g. want) can both take entity-denoting NPs as a complement (begin/want the book) and acquire an implicit meaning (e.g. reading). Linguistic theory posits that such enriched implicit meanings can be acquired either by semantic enrichment with aspectual verbs or by syntactic enrichment with intensional verbs. To investigate whether semantic and syntactic enrichment share enrichment operations, we conducted a structural priming study. Experiment 1 repeated the verb on prime and target trials and found evidence for enrichment priming for both verb types. Experiment 2 crossed the verb type and found no evidence for priming. These results suggest that enrichment operations are distinct for aspectual and intensional verbs. However, Experiment 3 repeated Experiment 1 without lexical boost and found no enrichment priming within the verb type. Thus, producing an enriched structure may not robustly activate enrichment structures, leaving open questions concerning shared mechanisms.
Source Title: LANGUAGE COGNITION AND NEUROSCIENCE
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/227396
ISSN: 23273798
23273801
DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2022.2036781
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