Predicting japanese scrambling in the wild

Naho Orita*

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Abstract

Japanese speakers have a choice between canonical SOV and scrambled OSV word order to express the same meaning. Although previous experiments examine the influence of one or two factors for scrambling in a controlled setting, it is not yet known what kinds of multiple effects contribute to scrambling. This study uses naturally distributed data to test the multiple effects on scrambling simultaneously. A regression analysis replicates the NP length effect and suggests the influence of noun types, but it provides no evidence for syntactic priming, given-new ordering, and the animacy effect. These findings only show evidence for sentence-internal factors, but we find no evidence that discourse level factors play a role.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCMCL 2017 - Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics at the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, EACL 2017 - Proceedings
EditorsTed Gibson, Tal Linzen, Asad Sayeed, Marten van Schijndel, William Schuler
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages41-45
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781945626388
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Workshop in Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, CMCL 2017 at the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, EACL 2017 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 2017 Apr 3 → …

Publication series

NameCMCL 2017 - Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics at the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, EACL 2017 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference7th Workshop in Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, CMCL 2017 at the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, EACL 2017
Country/TerritorySpain
CityValencia
Period17/4/3 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Software
  • Linguistics and Language

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