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Support for this hypothesis was provided by Miyake et al. (1994), who showed that when normal persons are presented with a large set of sentences of varying complexity at a very rapid rate, the error profile is highly similar to what has been found with aphasics. A number of experimental studies have provided evidence for the timing hypothesis, particularly for the notion that syntactic processing is slowed down. This was done by means of various on-line techniques in which stimulus-onset asynchrony was manipulated, such as the syntactic priming paradigm (Kolk, 1995) and the crossmodal priming paradigm.

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First NP ¼Agent) if it does not already have a Y-role (Grodzinsky, 1995). To see how this works, consider the following passive sentence: 1. [The boy]i Theme was chased ti by the girl Agent In an unimpaired representation, the NP (the boy) moves from the object position to the front of the sentence. This movement leaves a trace (t) behind, in the object position. The role of Theme is assigned to the position occupied by the trace and conveyed to the moved NP via a chain shown by the coindexations (i) in (1).

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