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Table 1 Examples of the dialogs with a focus on 'Anna' in the target sentence (F3) or non-focused given information (G3).

From: Catching the news: Processing strategies in listening to dialogs as measured by ERPs

Condition GG Condition FF
G1: Am Samstag hat Peter mir etwas versprochen. Peter promised me something on Saturday. F1: Am Samstag hat Peter mir etwas versprochen. Peter promised me something on Saturday.
G2: Hat er dir versprochen, Anna zu entlasten? Did he promise you to support Anna? F2: Hat er dir versprochen, Frauke zu entlasten? Did he promise you to support Frauke?
G3: Er hat mir versprochen, [Anna]G zu entlasten und die Küche zu putzen. He promised me to support Anna and to clean the kitchen. F3: Er hat mir versprochen, [ANNA]F zu entlasten und die Küche zu putzen. He promised me to support Anna and to clean the kitchen.
Condition FG Condition GF
F1: Am Samstag hat Peter mir etwas versprochen. G1: Am Samstag hat Peter mir etwas versprochen.
F2: Hat er dir versprochen, Frauke zu entlasten? G2: Hat er dir versprochen, Anna zu entlasten?
G3: Er hat mir versprochen, [Anna]G zu entlasten und die Küche zu putzen. F3: Er hat mir versprochen, [ANNA]F zu entlasten und die Küche zu putzen.
  1. Condition GG = NO FOCUS or GIVEN + appropriate accentuation
  2. Condition FF = FOCUS+ appropriate accentuation
  3. Condition FG = FOCUS + inappropriate accentuation
  4. Condition GF = NO FOCUS or GIVEN + inappropriate accentuation
  5. Appropriate associations of context and target are signaled by identical letters (G1+G2+G3 = condition GG and F1+F2+F3 = condition FF). Inappropriate associations of contextual information and target sentences were created by combining the context of one condition and the target sentence of the opposite condition (G1+G2+F3 = condition GF or F1+F2+G3 = condition FG). Capitalized words signal focus accents.