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2010 | 6 | 79-87
Article title

EFFECTS OF SYNTACTIC CONTEXT ON EYE MOVEMENTS DURING READING

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Previous research has demonstrated that properties of a currently fixated word and of adjacent words influence eye movement control in reading. In contrast to such local effects, little is known about global effects on eye movement control, for example global adjustments caused by processing difficulty of previous sentences. In the present study, participants read text passages in which voice (active vs. passive) and sentence structure (embedded vs. non-embedded) were manipulated. These passages were followed by identical target sentences. The results revealed effects of previous sentence structure on gaze durations in the target sentence, implying that syntactic properties of previously read sentences may lead to a global adjustment of eye movement control.
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  • Lynn Huestegge, Institute for Psychology, RWTHTH Aachen University, Jaegerstrasse 17-19, 52056 Aachen, Germany. Tel.: +49 241 80 93993, fax: +49 241 80 92318
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11PLAAAA090714
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bwmeta1.element.32fc25c6-7e88-3f6a-a219-a277b9c4a140
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