Changing morphological structures: The effect of sentence context on the interpretation of structurally ambiguous English trimorphemic words

@inproceedings{Almeida2005ChangingMS,
  title={Changing morphological structures: The effect of sentence context on the interpretation of structurally ambiguous English trimorphemic words},
  author={Roberto G. de Almeida and Gary Libben},
  year={2005}
}
Morphological parsing has often been studied with words in isolation. In this study we used sentence context to investigate how structural analyses of morphologically complex words are affected by the semantic content of their carrier sentences. Our main stimuli were trimorphemic ambiguous words such as unlockable (meaning either “not able to be locked” or “able to be unlocked”). We treat these words as structurally ambiguous such that the meaning of the words is determined by the perceived… CONTINUE READING

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