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Titolo:
Pragmatic constraint on the interpretation of complex noun phrases in Spanish and English
Autore:
Thornton, R; MacDonald, MC; Gil, M;
Indirizzi:
Univ So Calif, Dept Psychol, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA Univ So Calif Los Angeles CA USA 90089 Psychol, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA Univ So Calif, Program Neurosci, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA Univ So Calif Los Angeles CA USA 90089 eurosci, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA Univ So Calif, Dept Linguist, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA Univ So Calif LosAngeles CA USA 90089 inguist, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION
fascicolo: 6, volume: 25, anno: 1999,
pagine: 1347 - 1365
SICI:
0278-7393(199911)25:6<1347:PCOTIO>2.0.ZU;2-V
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SYNTACTIC AMBIGUITY RESOLUTION; GARDEN-PATH SENTENCES; LATE CLOSURE; ARGUMENT STRUCTURE; ATTACHMENT; CONTEXT; COMPREHENSION; PREFERENCES;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
54
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Thornton, R Univ So Calif, Dept Psychol, Hedco Neurosci Bldg, Los Angeles,CA 90089 USA Univ So Calif Hedco Neurosci Bldg Los Angeles CA USA 90089 USA
Citazione:
R. Thornton et al., "Pragmatic constraint on the interpretation of complex noun phrases in Spanish and English", J EXP PSY L, 25(6), 1999, pp. 1347-1365

Abstract

Four experiments examined the role of a pragmatic constraint, the modifiability of noun phrases (NPs), in the modification of complex NPs. Experiment1 demonstrated that NPs that had received relatively specific prior modification were less likely to take additional modification than NPs with less specific modification. This effect was obtained in both Spanish and Englishusing 2 off-line tasks. Experiments 2 and 3 demonstrated on-line modifiability effects for both languages using a self-paced reading task. The results further suggest that although Spanish and English speakers may have opposing modification preferences, modifiability constrained their interpretations in the same direction. The results of Experiment 4 suggest that discrepancies between the off-line results from Experiment 1 and the on-line results from Experiment 3 may be due to task differences. Implications are discussed in relation to current models of sentence processing.

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