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Event Related Potentials (ERP)

We can measure the electrical activity of the brain using event-related potentials (ERP). ERPs can be related to a particular linguistic event, such as the appearance of a particular word. Thus we can study how the brain responds to language.

Below is a case study of an ERP investigation of the processing of English binomial expressions. Binomials are recurrent expressions formed by two words from the same lexical class connected by a conjunction (e.g. safe and sound), in which a particular word order is more frequent and considered more acceptable (e.g., safe and sound vs. sound and safe)

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Case Study

An ERP investigation of the processing of binomial expressions in sentence context: Safe and sound vs. Sound and safe



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