Experiment 1: Declaratives with Post-Verbal Subject

  • Marica de Vincenzi
Part of the Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics book series (SITP, volume 12)


The goal of Experiment 1, as well as the goal of Experiment 2, is to test the MCP in declarative sentences with a lexically empty subject position:

MINIMAL CHAIN PRINCIPLE. Avoid postulating unnecessary chain members at S-structure, but do not delay postulating required chain members.


Reading Time Direct Object Main Clause Declarative Sentence Null Subject 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marica de Vincenzi
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  1. 1.Institute of Psychology of the CNRRomeItaly

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