2015
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-12961-7_11
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How Prosody Constrains First-Pass Parsing During Reading

Abstract: This chapter reviews several experiments (originally presented at CUNY Conferences on Sentence Processing) that have investigated the role of implicit prosody for syntactic ambiguity resolution. The subject of these experiments is the syntactic ambiguity that arises when a matrix clause in German contains two potential antecedent NPs for an extraposed relative clause. In such cases, the second NP is the preferred construal site for the relative clause, probably for reasons of recency. Experimental evidence sho… Show more

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