Dependency-length minimization in natural and artificial languages

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A wide range of evidence points to a preference for syntactic structures in which dependencies are short. Here we examine the question: what kinds of dependency configurations minimize dependency length? We consider two well-established principles of dependency-length minimization; that dependencies should be consistently right-branching or left-branching… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/09296170802159512

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@article{Temperley2008DependencylengthMI, title={Dependency-length minimization in natural and artificial languages}, author={David Temperley}, journal={Journal of Quantitative Linguistics}, year={2008}, volume={15}, pages={256-282} }