Children’s semantic and world knowledge overrides fictional information during anticipatory linguistic processing
Lee, R., Chambers, C. G., Huettig, F., & Ganea, P. A.
Children’s semantic and world knowledge overrides fictional information during anticipatory linguistic processing. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. Davelaar (Eds.
), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2017)
(pp. 730-735). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Using real-time eye-movement measures, we asked how a fantastical discourse context competes with stored representations of semantic and world knowledge to influence children's and adults' moment-by-moment interpretation of a story. Seven-year- olds were less effective at bypassing stored semantic and world knowledge during real-time interpretation than adults. Nevertheless, an effect of discourse context on comprehension was still apparent.