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Table 1 Example of stimulus materials

From: Great expectations: Specific lexical anticipation influences the processing of spoken language

Predictive Context Prime Control Context
Mijn opa en oma zijn erg religieus. Boven hun bed hangt een [kruis] Mijn opa en oma zijn niet erg religieus. Boven hun bed hangt een [...]
(1) groot en nogal dramatisch kruis (1) groot en nogal dramatisch kruis
(2) grote en nogal dramatische crucifix
aan de muur, en verscheidene schilderijen van heiligen.
(2) grote en nogal dramatische crucifix
aan de muur, maar dat is een erfstuk.
My grandfather and grandmother are very religious. Above the head of their bed hangs a [cross neu ] My grandfather and grandmother are not very religious. Above the head of their bed hangs a [...]
(1) big neu and rather dramatic cross (1) big neu and rather dramatic cross
(2) big com and rather dramatic crucifix
on the wall, together with several paintings of saints.
(2) big com and rather dramatic crucifix
on the wall, but that is a family heirloom.
  1. Example story in the original Dutch version and an approximate English translation, across all four conditions. Critical adjectives are printed in bold face, and critical nouns are printed in italics (in the Dutch example) or regular letters (English example). The word between brackets indicates the predictable word at that point in the story.