Lexical projection and the interaction of syntax and semantics in parsing.

@article{Boland1989LexicalPA,
  title={Lexical projection and the interaction of syntax and semantics in parsing.},
  author={Julie E. Boland and Michael K. Tanenhaus and Greg N. Carlson and Stephen M. Garnsey},
  journal={Journal of psycholinguistic research},
  year={1989},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={563-76}
}
A series of self-paced reading studies utilized an embedded anomaly technique to investigate long-distance dependencies with dative verbs. Previous research in our lab demonstrated that argument structure influences the gap-filling process. Experiment 1 extended that work by demonstrating that dative verbs pattern with other complex transitive verbs (i.e., a fronted filler that is implausible as the direct object will not be interpreted as the direct object until the absence of a noun phrase… CONTINUE READING