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Sentence Processing: Long Distance Dependencies
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To understand the architecture of human sentence comprehension, one needs empirical evidence to address at least two issues. First, what are the necessary linguistic representations built in real time in order for sentence comprehension to happen? And second, what are the control structures that impose processing operations and constraints on such representations? Filler-gap dependencies form an …

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Ming XIANG, “Sentence Processing: Long Distance Dependencies”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000160>
First published online: 2015

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