Wing-Yee's paper published

Wait a Second!, by alum Wing-Yee Chow, is now in Language, Cognition & Neuroscience. With Ellen Lau, Suiping Wang and Colin Phillips, Wing-Yee examines the time course with which argument role information impacts verb prediction, by reporting some EEG experiments on the comprehension of verb-final sentences in Mandarin Chinese, begun before Wing-Yee took her post at University College London. The experiments manipulate the order of pre-verbal noun phrase arguments while holding lexical information constant, and examine its effects on accessing the verb in long-term semantic memory by measuring the amplitude of the N400 component. The results suggest that time is a key factor governing how diverse contextual information contributes to predictions. Here argument role information is shown to impact verb prediction, but its effect is not immediate.