固有名詞の識別性に基づく文の構造的曖昧性の処理 The effect of distinctiveness of proper nouns on processing structural ambiguity in comprehending Japanese sentences
The effect of distinctiveness of proper nouns on structural ambiguity resolution or retention in comprehending Japanese sentences with main-clause/relative-clause ambiguity was examined by using self-paced moving-window reading paradigm. The linear mixed-effect model revealed that the processing load of reanalysis（ garden path effect） at the head nouns of relative clause was decreased when the proper nouns were more distinctive. This result suggests that the distinctiveness of proper nouns has an effect on working memory capacity in reading that decides whether the sentence processor can retain more than one interpretation or not.
- 武庫川女子大学紀要. 人文・社会科学編
武庫川女子大学紀要. 人文・社会科学編 60, 71-79, 2012