Table 8

Sentence examples.

Condition

Example sentence


Correct

Der Mann kocht das

    Essen
in der Küche.

Engl.: The man cooks the

    meal
in the kitchen.

Syntactic verb-agreement violation

*Der Mann kochen das Essen in der Küche.

Engl.: *The man cook the meal in the kitchen.

Semantic violation

*Der Mann kocht das

    Bild
in der Küche.

Engl.: *The man cooks the

    picture
in the kitchen.


Correct, syntactically violated, and semantically violated sentences are shown. The critical word at which the verb-agreement violation was embedded is written in italic letters and the critical word at which the implausible object was embedded is written in underlined letters.

Skotara et al. BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:48   doi:10.1186/1471-2202-12-48

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