A psycholinguistically motivated version of TAG

Vera Demberg, Frank Keller

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We propose a psycholinguistically motivated version of TAG which is designed to model key properties of human sentence processing, viz., incrementality, connectedness, and prediction. We use findings from human experiments to motivate an incremental grammar formalism that makes it possible to build fully connected structures on a word-by-word basis. A key idea of the approach is to explicitly model the prediction of upcoming material and the subsequent verification and integration processes. We also propose a linking theory that links the predictions of our formalism to experimental data such as reading times, and illustrate how it can capture psycholinguistic results on the processing of either . . . or structures and relative clauses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008


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