The resolution of the dative NP ambiguity in Korean.

  title={The resolution of the dative NP ambiguity in Korean.},
  author={Sungryong Koh},
  journal={Journal of psycholinguistic research},
  volume={26 2},
  • Sungryong Koh
  • Published 1997 in Journal of psycholinguistic research
An eye-movement study examined the ambiguity of the dative noun phrase (NP) in Korean, which may be attached either to the main verb or to a relative verb. Experimental sentences of the form NP-Nom NP-Dat NP-Nom V (dative) NP-Acc V (dative or simple transitive; Nom = nominative; Dat = dative; V = verb; Acc = accusative) were tested. Garden-path theory predicts that comprehension difficulty occurs when the main verb is transitive, forcing the dative NP to be attached to the relative verb… CONTINUE READING