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Stimulus timing effects on SVO sentence generation

In everyday settings, our attention to events in the world and to the entities which participate in those events is unlikely to be simultaneous or evenly distributed in time. This nonsimultaneity and nonuniformity may have consequences for how speakers organize and produce utterances. By manipulating nonsimultaneity of experience in a tightly controlled experimental task, we can learn something about how speakers organize syntactic and conceptual systems when producing utterances. In experiments for this project, the relative timing of Subject, Verb, and Object stimuli is manipulated and we analyze the effects of stimulus timing on how speakers produce SVO sentences.