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   2012, Vol. 20 Issue (7) : 971-980     DOI:
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How Event-based Plausibility Influences Language Comprehension
FENG Jian-Xin;QIAO Rui
(1School of Ethnic Education, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710062, China)
(2 School of Psychology, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710062, China)
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Abstract  The event-based plausibility knowledge is playing an increasingly important role in sentence comprehension.The studies of the event-based plausibility in sentence reading can clarity the time course of different kinds of knowledge during on-line reading comprehension, as well as build the architecture of the language processing system. A number of studies have demonstrated that event-based plausibility has a strong influence on language comprehension. On the one hand, methods which are used in sentence reading can be used in event-based plausibility research; on the other hand, the studies of event-based plausibility can provide new ideas to the theory of sentence reading. Given that a number of theories of language comprehension hinge on the rapid influence of event-based plausibility, and many factors, like selectional restrictions and thematic roles, can influence the event-based plausibility, future studies should balance these factors, bilingual participants being used in experiment may be a good choice.
Keywords sentence reading      event-based plausibility      semantic understanding     
Corresponding Authors: FENG Jian-Xin   
Issue Date: 15 July 2012
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