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Construction Driven Language Processing

  title={Construction Driven Language Processing},
  author={Jerry T. Ball},
Construction Driven Language Processing Jerry T. Ball (Jerry.Ball@mesa.afmc.af.mil) Human Effectiveness Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory www.DoubleRTheory.com A basic mechanism of language comprehension that involves the activation, selection and integration of constructions corresponding to the linguistic input is put forward. During the processing of the sentence He is kicking the ball the following constructions are likely to be accessed: he AE [ he 3-sing-male-human-pron ] nominal… 

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