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LINGUIST List 17.1966

Wed Jul 05 2006

Books: Linguistic Theories: Papadopoulou

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        1.    Jasper de Vaal, Cross-linguistic Variation in Sentence Processing: Papadopoulou


Message 1: Cross-linguistic Variation in Sentence Processing: Papadopoulou
Date: 30-Jun-2006
From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer.com>
Subject: Cross-linguistic Variation in Sentence Processing: Papadopoulou


Title: Cross-linguistic Variation in Sentence Processing
Subtitle: Evidence From R C Attachment Preferences in Greek
Series Title: Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Published: 2006
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/1-4020-4689-8

Author: Despoina Papadopoulou, University of Crete
Hardback: ISBN: 1402046898 Pages: 280 Price: Europe EURO 104.95
Hardback: ISBN: 1402046898 Pages: 280 Price: U.S. $ 139.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1402046898 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 80.50
Abstract:

Provides data from ambiguity resolution in Greek as L1 and L2

This book argues in favour of cross-linguistic variation in sentence
processing by providing empirical data from ambiguity resolution in Greek
as L1 and L2. It is maintained that in highly inflected languages, like
Greek, initial parsing decisions are determined by the interaction of
morphological and lexical cues rather than by universal parsing principles.
During the initial parse, discourse-level information is constrained by
lexical considerations, which indicates that the human sentence processor
is a multi-stage mechanism. The L2 data show that parsing preferences are
not totally determined by frequency records and that L2 sentence processing
is mainly guided by lexical information and less so by other sources of
information.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Greek (ell)

Written In: English (eng )

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