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Oxford Surveys in Syntax & Morphology

Unbounded Dependency Constructions

Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives

Michael T. Putnam & Rui P. Chaves

Unbounded Dependency Constructions

Oxford Surveys in Syntax & Morphology

Unbounded Dependency Constructions

Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives

Oxford Surveys in Syntax & Morphology: Unbounded Dependency Constructions

 

This book examines the nature, creation, and comprehension of constructions in which words that go together in meaning occur arbitrarily far away from each other. It provides a detailed survey of the factors responsible for their creation and comprehension, alongside new experimental evidence and suggestions for future research.


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Beschrijving Oxford Surveys in Syntax & Morphology: Unbounded Dependency Constructions

This book is about one of the most intriguing features of human communication systems: the fact that words that go together in meaning can occur arbitrarily far away from each other. In the sentence This is technology that most people think about, but rarely consider the implications of, the word 'technology' is interpreted as if it were simultaneously next to the words 'about' and 'of'. This kind of long-distance dependency has been the subject of intense
linguistic and psycholinguistic research for the last half century, and offers a unique insight into the nature of grammatical structures and their interaction with cognition. The constructions in which these unbounded dependencies arise are remarkably difficult to model and come with a rather puzzling array
of constraints that have often defied characterization or proper explanation. This work provides a detailed survey of these constructions and the factors responsible for their creation and comprehension, describes new experimental evidence that sheds light on the nature of the phenomenon, and suggests new avenues for future research. The volume will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in the fields of morphosyntax, psycholinguistics, and cognitive science.


ISBN
9780198785002
Pagina's
352
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Oxford Surveys in Syntax & Morphology
NUR
610
Druk
1
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Paperback / softback
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Engels
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OUP Oxford

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