The effect of clausal and thematic domains on left branching attachment ambiguities

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Recent work has emphasised the importance of thematic domains in sentence processing. Two questionnaire studies examined whether thematic domains influence attachment of relative clauses to complex NPs in Japanese. The results suggest that definitions of thematic domains should be revised to cover left-branching structures, but do not support a distinction between domains associated with clauses and adpositional phrases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
EditorsM Hahn, SC Stoness
Place of PublicationMahwah
PublisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-8058-3581-4
Publication statusPublished - 1999



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