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Table 1. 

Materials for the Two Tasks, Exemplified by the Target Verb Bemærke (“Notice”) with Peter as Agent and Anne as Patient

Subject-initial Target (S-target)Object-initial Target (O-target)
Materials for Main TaskMain Verbs Are AntonymsMain Verbs Are SynonymsMain Verbs Are AntonymsMain Verbs Are Synonyms
Context contrasts the subject of the target sentence (S-context) (SS) Alle overså Anne og hendes bror—undtagen Peter. (SS) Ingen fik øje på Anne og hendes bror—bortset fra Peter. ?(SO) Alle overså Anne og hendes brorundtagen Peter. ?(SO) Ingen fik øje på Anne og hendes bror—bortset fra Peter. 
´Han bemærkede hende. ´Han bemærkede hende. ´Hende bemærkede han. ´Hende bemærkede han. 
(SS) Everybody overlooked Anne and her brother—except Peter. (SS) Nobody caught sight of Anne and her brother—apart from Peter. ?(SO) Everybody overlooked Anne and her brother—except Peter. ?(SO) Nobody caught sight of Anne and her brother—apart from Peter. 
´He noticed her. ´He noticed her. ´Her, he noticed. ´Her, he noticed. 
Context contrasts the object of the target sentence (O-context) ?(OS) Peter overså alle butikstyvene—undtagen Anne. ?(OS) Peter fik ikke øje på nogen af butikstyvene—bortset fra Anne. (OO) Peter overså alle butikstyvene—undtagen Anne. (OO) Peter fik ikke øje på nogen af butikstyvene—bortset fra Anne. 
´Han bemærkede hende. ´Han bemærkede hende. ´Hende bemærkede han. ´Hende bemærkede han. 
?(OS) Peter overlooked all the shop lifters—except Anne. ?(OS) Peter did not catch sight of any of the shop lifters—apart from Anne. (OO) Peter overlooked all the shop lifters—except Anne. (OO) Peter did not catch sight of any of the shop lifters—apart from Anne. 
´He noticed her. ´He noticed her. ´Her, he noticed. ´Her, he noticed. 
 
Materials for Control Task 
Context played in reverse (R-context) (RS) (Context played reverse) ´Han bemærkede hende. (RO) (Context played reverse) ´Hende bemærkede han. 
(RS) (Context played reverse) ´He noticed her. (RO) (Context played reverse) ´Her, he noticed. 
Subject-initial Target (S-target)Object-initial Target (O-target)
Materials for Main TaskMain Verbs Are AntonymsMain Verbs Are SynonymsMain Verbs Are AntonymsMain Verbs Are Synonyms
Context contrasts the subject of the target sentence (S-context) (SS) Alle overså Anne og hendes bror—undtagen Peter. (SS) Ingen fik øje på Anne og hendes bror—bortset fra Peter. ?(SO) Alle overså Anne og hendes brorundtagen Peter. ?(SO) Ingen fik øje på Anne og hendes bror—bortset fra Peter. 
´Han bemærkede hende. ´Han bemærkede hende. ´Hende bemærkede han. ´Hende bemærkede han. 
(SS) Everybody overlooked Anne and her brother—except Peter. (SS) Nobody caught sight of Anne and her brother—apart from Peter. ?(SO) Everybody overlooked Anne and her brother—except Peter. ?(SO) Nobody caught sight of Anne and her brother—apart from Peter. 
´He noticed her. ´He noticed her. ´Her, he noticed. ´Her, he noticed. 
Context contrasts the object of the target sentence (O-context) ?(OS) Peter overså alle butikstyvene—undtagen Anne. ?(OS) Peter fik ikke øje på nogen af butikstyvene—bortset fra Anne. (OO) Peter overså alle butikstyvene—undtagen Anne. (OO) Peter fik ikke øje på nogen af butikstyvene—bortset fra Anne. 
´Han bemærkede hende. ´Han bemærkede hende. ´Hende bemærkede han. ´Hende bemærkede han. 
?(OS) Peter overlooked all the shop lifters—except Anne. ?(OS) Peter did not catch sight of any of the shop lifters—apart from Anne. (OO) Peter overlooked all the shop lifters—except Anne. (OO) Peter did not catch sight of any of the shop lifters—apart from Anne. 
´He noticed her. ´He noticed her. ´Her, he noticed. ´Her, he noticed. 
 
Materials for Control Task 
Context played in reverse (R-context) (RS) (Context played reverse) ´Han bemærkede hende. (RO) (Context played reverse) ´Hende bemærkede han. 
(RS) (Context played reverse) ´He noticed her. (RO) (Context played reverse) ´Her, he noticed. 

In the table, target sentences are underlined, while context sentences are not. English translations are given below each example.

´ = main sentence stress of the target sentence.

? = pragmatically inappropriate combination of context sentence and target sentence.

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