Research data supporting Divjak, D., Milin, P., and Medimorec, S. (2020). Construal in language: A visual-world approach to the effects of linguistic alternations on event perception and conception. Cognitive Linguistics, 31(1)

Dataset

Description

This repository contains data files for the analyses reported in Divjak, D., Milin, P., and Medimorec, S. (2020). Construal in language: A visual-world approach to the effects of linguistic alternations on event perception and conception. Cognitive Linguistics, 31(1).

The paper-package is split into R script files which are hosted on GitHub and the supporting datasets in csv format deployed here.

The study contains several analyses, as is typical for studies that report eye-movement data. Each part of the analysis is kept in a separate R script file and a corresponding data file.

Script and data files parallel the analytic steps in the order described here:
https://github.com/ooominds/Construal_in_language/blob/master/README.md

Data description

Dependent variables:

• path_power_transformed - power-transformed (Box-Cox) gaze path length
• pupil_power_transformed - power-transformed (Box-Cox) average pupil size
• order_of_access - order of access of the respective interest area
• first_dwell_power_transformed - power-transformed (Box-Cox) first run dwell time (i.e., gaze duration)
• total_dwell_power_transformed - power-transformed (Box-Cox) total dwell duration (i.e., total fixation duration)

Independent Variables:

• TrialScaled - scaled (z-transformed) order of the trial
• Category - category of constructions (natural for naturalistic viewing; PREPOSITION: typical and atypical; VOICE: active and passive; DATIVE: NP and PP)
• CanonicalFirst - whether the canonical construction (typical, active, NP) is presented before its atypical partner (atypical, passive, PP); this is a binary or dummy coded variable
• InterestArea - interest area labels (A, B, C)
• Combined independent variables
• InterestAreaAndCategory - interaction (combination) of the interest area and the category

Random Effect Variables:

• Item - experimental items (image/sentence)
• Participant - participant ID
• Combined random effect variables
• ParticipantAndInterestAreaPosition - interaction (combination) of participant and position of the interest area (e.g., U, D, L, R, NO)

For further inquires contact: p.milin@bham.ac.uk
Date made available2019
PublisherUniversity of Birmingham

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