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The Linguistic Representation and Processing of Event Structure

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Issue Date
2004
Publisher
Institute for Cognitive Science, Seoul National University
Citation
Journal of Cognitive Science, Vol.5 No.2, pp. 157-244
Abstract
Current linguistic theories suggest that inherent temporal boundedness
(telicity) may underlie syntactic representations of sentences. Corpus analysis
and acceptability judgments showed a weak relation between telicity and
syntactic form. Two experiments on self-paced reading of sentences with
reduced relative clauses showed that argument structure preferences had
immediate effects on the garden path but verb telicity did not, nor did the garden
path depend on an interaction of verb telicity with object specificity or
preposition. A probe recognition experiment showed that response times were
faster for sentences with a telic predicate. The results suggest early access to
argument structure preferences and later access to a derived semantic
representation of temporal boundedness.
ISSN
1598-2327
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/70758
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