Case Constraints and Empty Categories in Optimality Theory Parsing

@inproceedings{Artstein2000CaseCA,
  title={Case Constraints and Empty Categories in Optimality Theory Parsing},
  author={Ron Artstein},
  year={2000}
}
Double object questions are harder to process than the corresponding questions with prepositional objects (Boland 1997). When given the choice between the two, a parser prefers to wait and not associate a filler with a gap in a double object construction, contrary to the prediction of the Active Filler Hypothesis (Frazier 1987). I propose that the reason… CONTINUE READING