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Title: University of Massachusetts-Amherst Occasional Papers
Subtitle: On Semantic Processing
Edited By: Luis Alonso-Ovalle
Series Title: UMOP 27
Description:

1. Alonso-Ovalle, Luis, "Incremental modification of discourse referents: the case of restricted quantification."

2. Arregui, Anan, "A study of the semantic predictions of quantificational NPs."

3. Dickey, Michael Walsh, "Tense and scope: gerundive relatives and the interpretation of DPs."

4. Frazier, Lyn, et al., "Interface problems: processing sentence in context.

5. Frisson, Steven, et al., "The influence of local and global context on the interpretation of adjective-noun constructions."

6. Hirotani, Masako, "Prosodic effects on the interpretation of Japanese wh- questions."

7. Menendez-Benito, Paula, "uantification and syntactic ambiguity: the case of every."

8. Mohamed, Mohmed Tada, "Deductive causal relations".

9. Tessier, Anne-Michelle, "How many who's did you show a picture of to?
Processing and interpreting multiple wh-gaps."

10. Warren, Tessa, "The processing complexity of quantifiers."


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Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass
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