Resolving attachment ambiguities with multiple constraints.

  title={Resolving attachment ambiguities with multiple constraints.},
  author={Michael J. Spivey-Knowlton and Julie C. Sedivy},
  volume={55 3},
Different theories of syntactic ambiguity resolution argue for different sources of information determining initial parsing decisions (e.g., structurally defined parsing principles, lexically specific biases, or referential pragmatics). However, a "constraint-based" approach to syntactic ambiguity resolution proposes that both lexically specific biases and referential pragmatics are used in parallel by the comprehender. Analyses of text corpora, sentence fragment completions, and self-paced… CONTINUE READING