The mean response accuracy rates for each condition. The error bars indicate standard errors of the mean

The mean response accuracy rates for each condition. The error bars indicate standard errors of the mean

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Syntactic properties such as word orders are a major factor determining the difficulty of a sentence. In SO-type languages where the subject (S) precedes the object (O) in canonical word order, there is clear evidence that the SO word order is preferred over the OS word order. We investigate to what extent this SO bias is maintained even in typolog...