Why is that? Structural prediction and ambiguity resolution in a very large corpus of English sentences

Douglas Roland*, Jeffrey L. Elman, Victor S. Ferreira

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研究成果: Article査読

52 被引用数 (Scopus)

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Previous psycholinguistic research has shown that a variety of contextual factors can influence the interpretation of syntactically ambiguous structures, but psycholinguistic experimentation inherently does not allow for the investigation of the role that these factors play in natural (uncontrolled) language use. We use regression modeling in conjunction with data from the British National Corpus to measure the amount and specificity of the information available for disambiguation in natural language use. We examine the Direct Object/Sentential Complement ambiguity and the closely related issue of complementizer use in sentential complements, and find that both ambiguity resolution and complementizer use can be predicted from contextual information.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)245-272
ページ数28
ジャーナルCognition
98
3
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2006 1
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 実験心理学および認知心理学
  • 言語および言語学
  • 発達心理学および教育心理学
  • 言語学および言語
  • 認知神経科学

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