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ERP indexes of number attraction and word order during correct verb agreement production.
Brain Lang. 2020 Sep; 208:104826.BL

Abstract

Successful subject-verb agreement production requires retrieving the verbal forms that agree with the features of the subject head noun and not of other nouns in the sentence. We investigate, for the first time, the electrophysiological indexes of number attraction and word order during agreement production. Twenty-four Basque native speakers were tested while producing auxiliary verbs during sentence completion of transitive sentence preambles involving singular subjects and singular or plural objects in canonical (SOV) and non-canonical (OSV) structures. ERP results yielded a larger production P2 (pP2) amplitude for mismatching than matching objects in SOV sentences, and larger negativity for OSV than SOV in number matching condition. We explain these results in terms of distinct contributions of number and word order during correct agreement production, with the pP2 indexing morphosyntactic retrieval difficulty of agreement-inflection, and the frontal negativity reflecting word order effects during monitoring the correctness of the selected verbal form.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain. Electronic address: mikel.santesteban@ehu.eus.Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain.Department of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32590184

Citation

Santesteban, Mikel, et al. "ERP Indexes of Number Attraction and Word Order During Correct Verb Agreement Production." Brain and Language, vol. 208, 2020, p. 104826.
Santesteban M, Zawiszewski A, Hatzidaki A. ERP indexes of number attraction and word order during correct verb agreement production. Brain Lang. 2020;208:104826.
Santesteban, M., Zawiszewski, A., & Hatzidaki, A. (2020). ERP indexes of number attraction and word order during correct verb agreement production. Brain and Language, 208, 104826. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2020.104826
Santesteban M, Zawiszewski A, Hatzidaki A. ERP Indexes of Number Attraction and Word Order During Correct Verb Agreement Production. Brain Lang. 2020;208:104826. PubMed PMID: 32590184.
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TY - JOUR T1 - ERP indexes of number attraction and word order during correct verb agreement production. AU - Santesteban,Mikel, AU - Zawiszewski,Adam, AU - Hatzidaki,Anna, Y1 - 2020/06/23/ PY - 2019/08/18/received PY - 2020/05/29/revised PY - 2020/06/02/accepted PY - 2020/6/27/pubmed PY - 2020/6/27/medline PY - 2020/6/27/entrez KW - Attraction effects KW - Sentence production KW - Verb agreement KW - Word order SP - 104826 EP - 104826 JF - Brain and language JO - Brain Lang VL - 208 N2 - Successful subject-verb agreement production requires retrieving the verbal forms that agree with the features of the subject head noun and not of other nouns in the sentence. We investigate, for the first time, the electrophysiological indexes of number attraction and word order during agreement production. Twenty-four Basque native speakers were tested while producing auxiliary verbs during sentence completion of transitive sentence preambles involving singular subjects and singular or plural objects in canonical (SOV) and non-canonical (OSV) structures. ERP results yielded a larger production P2 (pP2) amplitude for mismatching than matching objects in SOV sentences, and larger negativity for OSV than SOV in number matching condition. We explain these results in terms of distinct contributions of number and word order during correct agreement production, with the pP2 indexing morphosyntactic retrieval difficulty of agreement-inflection, and the frontal negativity reflecting word order effects during monitoring the correctness of the selected verbal form. SN - 1090-2155 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32590184/ERP_indexes_of_number_attraction_and_word_order_during_correct_verb_agreement_production L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0093-934X(20)30085-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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