Crossed and nested dependencies in German and Dutch

  title={Crossed and nested dependencies in German and Dutch},
  author={E. Bach and Chris R. Brown and W. Marslen-Wilson},
Abstract The clause-final verbal clusters in Standard Dutch and German differ strikingly in the kinds of dependencies they normally permit between verbs and their arguments, with Dutch preferring crossed dependencies and German nested. This study investigates the consequences of these differences for the psycholinguistic processing complexity of sentences containing either crossed or nested dependencies. German and Dutch subjects performed two tasks-ratings of comprehensibility and a test of… Expand

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