When and where did it happen? Systematic differences in recall of core and optional sentence information. - Speaker: Jan Chromý

The lecture summarizes current research on immediate recall of various sentence information. In several experiments, native Czech speakers were presented unambiguous sentences and their task was to read them and answer a question targeting certain information conveyed by the given sentence. The main series of experiments (published recently in Chromý & Vojvodić, 2023) examined recall succes for direct objects, locative adjuncts, and temporal adjuncts. Other experiments also focused on the recall of attribute information. Generally, these experiments show systematic differences in recall of various pieces of information which is influenced by factors such as information structure, and syntactic function. A tentative explanation is the presence of selective attention mechanisms during early sentence processing.