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C03 Situation-register congruence meets morphosyntax and verb-argument violations: Real-time and post-sentence comprehension

Pia Knoeferle, Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik (IdSL)
Katja Maquate, Institut für deutsche Sprache und Linguistik (IdSL)

Summary

C03 assesses the (representational and procedural) similarities and differences in comprehenders’ processing of standard-language grammar compared with register. It asks whether one can parsimoniously assume a single mechanism and closely-linked mental representations or whether one must model standard-language and register processing via distinct mental representations and/or mechanisms. Using eye-tracking and EEG, the project investigates whether comprehenders draw on a single conceptual store (usage-based) for a word’s standard and colloquial versions (e.g. “Schuhe” and “Latschen” respectively) or whether these are represented in distinct lexical assemblies and/or processed via distinct mechanisms.