What we look at when we read

J. Mehler, Thomas G Bever, P. Carey

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Abstract

The entire surface phrase structure hierarchy of sentences influences visual scanning patterns in reading familiar material. A general eye-fixation rule predicts the pattern of adults' eye-fixations in a study of reading predictable sentences: "fixate on the first half of phrase structure constituents." This rule applies cumulatively at all levels of the surface phrase structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-218
Number of pages6
JournalPerception and Psychophysics
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1967
Externally publishedYes

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What we look at when we read. / Mehler, J.; Bever, Thomas G; Carey, P.

In: Perception and Psychophysics, Vol. 2, No. 5, 05.1967, p. 213-218.

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Mehler, J. ; Bever, Thomas G ; Carey, P. / What we look at when we read. In: Perception and Psychophysics. 1967 ; Vol. 2, No. 5. pp. 213-218.
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