The On-line Application of Binding Constraints on Anaphor Resolution

University of Essex

Supported by the University of Essex(2007)

Our project investigated the online application of syntactic constraints on the interpretation of reflexive pronouns using the ‘visual world’ variant of the eye-movement monitoring technique. Participants were asked to listen to brief stories while viewing a visual display on a projection screen showing the entities referred to in the story, and their eye movements during listening were recorded.

Project staff

Harald Clahsen, Claudia Felser (principal investigators)
Ian Cunnings (researcher)


Clackson, K., C. Felser & H. Clahsen (2011). Children’s processing of reflexives and pronouns in English: Evidence from eye movements during listening. Journal of Memory and Language 65, 128-144.