- October 9, 2021
- Posted by: samdenis
Studies on sentence production have shown that occasional subject-verb concordance errors made by spokespeople are more likely to occur when a singular noun-head is followed by a plural, as in The Producer of Adventure Films happened as if a plural head is followed by a singular (e.g.B. Bock & Miller, 1991). The importance of this asymmetric error pattern depends on the presence of plural interference only during the fabrication of sentences or their appearance in sentence comprehension tasks. Five reading experiments revealed: (1) reading time patterns reflect production error asymmetry; (2) a conceptually plural, but grammatically singular expression (z.B.