Verb argument structure predicts implicit causality : The advantages of finer-grained semantics

@inproceedings{Hartshorne2012VerbAS,
  title={Verb argument structure predicts implicit causality : The advantages of finer-grained semantics},
  author={Joshua K. Hartshorne and Jesse Snedeker},
  year={2012}
}
While the referent of a non-­‐reflexive pronoun clearly depends on context, the nature of these contextual restrictions is controversial. The present study seeks to characterize one representation that guides pronoun resolution. Our focus is an effect known as “implicit causality”. In causal dependant clauses, the preferred referent of a pronoun varies… CONTINUE READING

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