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  • Can pragmatic inference benefit from topic prominence? ERP evidence from Mandarin Chinese 

    Topic structure and pragmatic inference
    Chen, Lijuan; Xu, Xiaodong; Chen, Qingrong; Royle, Phaedra (Elsevier, 2017-12-23)
    This study investigated how pragmatic inference making is modulated by information structure in preceding text. We created three types of two-clause structures in which the interpretation of a critical word in the second clause was dependent on ...