Case and Linking in Language Comprehension: Evidence from by Markus Bader,Josef Bayer

By Markus Bader,Josef Bayer

The German language, because of its verb-final nature, fairly unfastened order of components and morphological Case process, poses demanding situations for types of human syntactic processing that have often been constructed at the foundation of head-initial languages with very little morphological Case. The verb-final order implies that the parser has to make predictions in regards to the enter earlier than receiving the verb. What are those predictions? What occurs while the predictions develop into unsuitable? in addition, the German morphological Case process comprises ambiguities. How are those ambiguities resolved lower than the conventional time strain in comprehension? in line with theoretical in addition to experimental paintings, the current monograph develops an in depth account of the processing steps that underly language comprehension. At its middle is a version of linking noun words to arguments of the verb within the constructing word constitution and checking the end result with admire to positive factors equivalent to individual, quantity and Case. This quantity includes targeted introductions to human syntactic processing in addition to to German syntax with the intention to be precious specifically for readers much less accustomed to psycholinguistics and with Germanic.

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