Breaking the rules? Good-enough processing and related phenomena

Week 2 (August 12-16)

Note to participants: Further references can be found at the end of the "Misc" slides.

Preliminary reading list

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Christianson, K., Hollingworth, A., Halliwell, J. F., & Ferreira, F. (2001). Thematic roles assigned along the garden path linger. Cognitive Psychology, 42(4), 368-407.
Dwivedi, V. D. (2013). Interpreting quantifier scope ambiguity: Evidence of heuristic first, algorithmic second processing. PloS one, 8(11), e81461.
Ferreira, F., Bailey, K. G., & Ferraro, V. (2002). Good-enough representations in language comprehension. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11(1), 11-15.
Ferreira, F. (2003). The misinterpretation of noncanonical sentences. Cognitive Psychology, 47(2), 164-203.
Fillenbaum, S. (1974). Pragmatic normalization: Further results for some conjunctive and disjunctive sentences. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 102(4), 574-578.
Gigerenzer, G., & Goldstein, D. G. (1999). Betting on one good reason: The take the best heuristic. In: G. Gigerenzer, P. M. Todd, & the ABC Research Group, Simple heuristics that make us smart (pp. 75-95). New York: Oxford University Press.
Goldstein, D. G., & Gigerenzer, G. (2002). Models of ecological rationality: The recognition heuristic. Psychological Review, 109(1), 75-90.
Inhelder, B., & Piaget, J. (1958). An essay on the construction of formal operational structures. The growth of logical thinking: From childhood to adolescence. New York, NY: Basic Books.
Kizach, J., Christensen, K. R., & Weed, E. (2016). A verbal illusion: Now in three languages. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 45(3), 753-768.
Pullum, G. K. (May 6, 2004). Plausible angloid gibberish [Web log post].
Swets, B., Desmet, T., Clifton, C., & Ferreira, F. (2008). Underspecification of syntactic ambiguities: Evidence from self-paced reading. Memory & Cognition, 36(1), 201-216.
Tabor, W., Galantucci, B., & Richardson, D. (2004). Effects of merely local syntactic coherence on sentence processing. Journal of Memory and Language, 50(4), 355-370.
Townsend, D. J., & Bever, T. G. (2001). Sentence comprehension: The integration of habits and rules. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Wason, P. C. (1968). Reasoning about a rule. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 20(3), 273-281.
Wason, P. C., & Reich, S. S. (1979). A verbal illusion. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 31(4), 591-597.