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Title: Syntax and Parsing
Series Title: Cambridge Studies
Description:

This book examines the role of syntax in theories of sentence
comprehension, and argues for a distinct processing component which is
devoted to the recovery of syntactic structure and which utilizes the
contrasting types of information found within a Government-Binding grammar.
Paul Gorrell contrasts the primary relations (dominance and precedence) and
secondary relations (case assignment, theta-role assignment, etc.) in a
phrase-structure tree, and shows how this computational distinction of
information types is reflected in the internal structure of the parser,
which consists of two sub-components: a structure builder (responsible for
creating nodes in a tree and positing primary relations between them), and
a structure interpreter (responsible for analysing the tree in terms of
secondary relations). This model can also predict garden-path phenomena in
the processing of verb-final clauses.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521024099
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: U.K.£ 16.99
U.S.$ 28.99