In search of the referent: tracking referents in discourse

Lamers, M. J. A. (Speaker), W.P.M.S. Spooren (Speaker)

    Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic


    In this paper we will present the results of a reading study in which eye movements were registered to investigate the influence of different discourse constructional factors on anaphor resolution in written discourse. More specifically, we will show how differences in proximity between a possible referent and the anaphor, as well as the amount of elaboration influence the search of the intended referent when encountering an anaphoric expression in a context with two possible referents.
    Period12 Jul 2011
    Event titleTwenty-First Annual Meeting of the Society for Text & Discourse
    Event typeLecture