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Sentence Processing: Resolving Garden-path Ambiguities
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1. Introduction

During the process of sentence comprehension, an incremental parser constantly faces choice points at which there is more than one option for the current parse to continue. If a particular parsing decision turns out to be incorrect in light of later linguistic input, the parser has to backtrack and revise the initial analysis. Sentences that presen…

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Ming XIANG, “Sentence Processing: Resolving Garden-path Ambiguities”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000158>
First published online: 2015

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