TB6 D&L Lecture 3; Parsing and Syntactic ambiguity

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1. What is animacy?

  • A morphological variable; how much a word can 'do'
  • A prosodic cue; how much the word lends itself to prosody
  • A semantic variable; whether a word can act
  • A lexical variable; whether a word can act
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2. Are constraint based frameworks parallel?

  • Yes
  • No

3. Which of these is not true of referential context theory?

  • No such thing as a truly neutral context
  • Serial autonomous processing (Alternative parses generated in parallel)
  • Context can override the garden path effect
  • Weak interactivity
  • Incremental parallel processing (Alternative parses generated in parallel)

4. Where were the longer fixations in a study by Farzier & Rayner (1982)?

  • Disambiguating regions, more regressions to ambiguous material
  • Ambiguous regions, more regressions to disambiguating material

5. What does the study by Frazier & Rayner support?

  • A serial parser guided by late closure
  • An interactive parser guided by late closure
  • An interactive parser guided by minimal attachment
  • A serial parser guided by interactivity

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